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Overhanging hedge

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging tree, hedge or shrub category anonymously at 17:43, Wed 8 November 2023

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5189778.

The hedge outside 5 Brooke Rd is overhanging the pavement reducing the width of the footway to 50% in places. This is a very busy pedestrian and traffic route and pedestrians are being forced to step into the road.

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  • Thank you for your report. We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand combined with staff shortages. Please bear with us whilst we resolve the resourcing issues. Your enquiry has been received and will be actioned over the coming months.

    Emergencies likely to cause danger to the public will be addressed straight away and other safety issues will be investigated.

    IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 19:24, Wed 8 November 2023

  • 2 months on since the previous report and there has been no change. The hedge seems to be falling towards the pavement. It didn't grow like this. It will only get worse until the owner does something about it.

    Posted anonymously at 16:17, Saturday 13 January 2024

  • Still overhanging. This is really dangerous. There’s a metal fence running through the middle of it the hedge is dragging over. Taking up a massive chunk of the footpath

    Posted anonymously at 11:47, Monday 12 February 2024

  • This is not acceptable, it’s been 3 months since I reported this and nothing has happened. The previous two updates have been made by other concerned people, and just this week a separate report has been made. What action has been taken? Have you contacted the owner of the property ( for info, his name is Steven Spoor, information taken from the public domain )? Apart from any other consideration, the height of this obstruction is roughly at eye-level, this could be really dangerous for blind people or those with impaired vision.

    Posted anonymously at 14:00, Tuesday 13 February 2024

  • There are now four separate reports for this issue. What are you doing about it? Have you even written to the householder requesting action?

    Posted anonymously at 22:40, Friday 22 March 2024

  • I am fed up of dodging this. It’s so difficult to get a pram past and fear that someone is really going to get injured when that rusty metal spike concealed visually by the hedge inevitably injures someone.

    I’m disgusted that no one is taking notice despite the fact numerous people have reported the issue. Does it take someone getting impaled before you take notice? It’s blocking a public pavement. Wheelchairs, prams etc struggle to get past and there’s a dangerous metal pole in the middle of it, seriously how much of an issue does the council need with something before taking action. I don’t expect to constantly come across such a hazard walking into town. It’s not the hunger games. Sort it out.

    Posted anonymously at 07:11, Saturday 23 March 2024

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