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Overgrown tree, in need of major pruning, causing connectivity issues for multiple houses

Reported anonymously at 22:30, Wed 16 September 2020

Tree located on pavement outside 35a High Street, Ryton On Dunsmore. As the tree has matured/ grown over the years it has caused numerous connectivity issues with our Sky dish (40 High Street). Our dish has been moved by Sky engineers but last week when we had them out again! We were informed that there is now nothing more they can do and nowhere on our property to reposition a dish for adequate signal. The Sky engineer has therefore recommended that our only course of action for any improvement is to contact you. We also have concerns with it growing through the overhead cables as can be seen in the photos. It has also been noticed that the lower hanging branches are encroaching onto the oncoming traffic (as it is positioned where many of the school buses pick-up/ drop-off). This tree is generally overlooked for maintenance as all the others along the High Street are smaller species, whereas this particular tree is a larger Silver Birch. When speaking to elderly neighbours we have discovered that they too are having similar connectivity issues (Sky & Wifi), along with the tree roots beginning to damage pavement outside their house and onto their property.



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