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Vegetation overhanging road blocking drivers’ view

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging tree, hedge or shrub category by Gilll MacDuff at 14:01, Wednesday 8 June 2022

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

Needs trimming badly

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 16:54, Thursday 16 June 2022

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. This is now being investigated.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 15:04, Friday 17 June 2022

  • This problem has not been fixed and is getting worse. Please try and drive out of Chestnut Close on to Newtown Road and the problem will become clearer. As I stated we have many elderly people on this street and it is very difficult to get out particularly when the school and starting and finishing, a lot of the parents go far too fast on Newtown Rd

    Posted by Gill MacDuff at 16:34, Thursday 14 July 2022

  • I wish to endorse the concern of Gill Macduff. The roadside verge on the left of Newtown Road is now heavily overgrown. A vehicle turning out of Chestnut Close now has to advance onto Newtown Road in order to check that the highway is clear. I understand that RCC has a duty to ensure safe routes to schools and I believe that Leighfield pupils are at risk as well as local residents.

    Posted anonymously at 16:30, Friday 22 July 2022

  • Yesterday I received an email from Harry Aston saying the overhanging vegetation was from private property, there are a couple of trees overhanging from the end bungalow but the majority of trees and bushes are on PUBLIC land. I was told to follow up if I wanted with the Highways Dept. I have contacted them to be told they no longer accept service requests and contact FixMyStreet. This is passing the buck! Myself and a neighbour have been trimming all this vegetation several times a year for many years. I am now 76 and feel this job is getting too large for me. Please revisit the site and check all the roots and trunks and then try and drive our of Chestnut. I am only trying to safeguard residents and Leighfield school children, Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 12:07, Friday 12 August 2022

  • Thank you for your report. Our highways team has now inspected the defect and this has been referred to the correct department for further action.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 11:04, Wednesday 17 August 2022

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Rutland County Council at 14:29, Monday 26 September 2022

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