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Bush covering pavement area

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category anonymously at 16:50, Sat 20 May 2017

Sent to Trafford Borough Council less than a minute later

The bush belonging to the house here is blocking the pavement again and needs cutting back. This was done some time ago after being reported and it's just slowly grown back!

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  • Hi, I will report this again. Unfortunately the householder at this address is very difficult to contact and last time the hedge was overgrown it was some time before the Council could serve the necessary legal notice on him,

    Posted by Cllr Barry Brotherton at 19:38, Sat 20 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:23, Sun 18 June 2017

  • This is beyond the joke now. This morning a lady in a wheelchair had to go into the busy road just so that she could get past. Are TMBC offering this vulnerable resident any support to cut back his hedge or are they just sending him letters and telling him to get on with it?

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Sun 2 July 2017

  • Hi, By law the Council have to give the resident 28 days to cut the hedge before the Council can do it and then recharge the resident. I have asked for an update as the 28 day period has now expired. I understand that the usual problem is that this resident refuses to engage with the council e.g refuses to accept the notice required by law. Last time this problem occurred the Council had to make three attempts to serve the notice. After which it was deemed to have been served even though the resident never accepted it.

    Posted by Cllr Barry Brotherton at 16:21, Sun 2 July 2017

  • I've had an update from the council to say that this "did not require action as it does not meet our criteria". Sounds to me like nothing is going to happen? This is pretty poor excuse - where are people supposed to walk?

    Posted anonymously at 17:25, Tue 18 July 2017

  • Hi, I have been away for a week but don't seem to have had any feedback from One Trafford about this issue. I will follow this up with them tomorrow. Regards

    Cllr Barry Brotherton

    Posted by Cllr Barry Brotherton at 23:22, Tue 18 July 2017

  • Any update on this?

    Posted anonymously at 07:37, Wed 16 August 2017

  • Hi, no unfortunately I have not had any further updates. I have asked again how they are progressing with serving the necessary legal notice.

    Posted by Cllr Barry Brotherton at 10:08, Tue 22 August 2017

  • Hi, I have been told today that the resident did not respond to the letters from One Trafford and they have therefore now cut back the hedge. I will also check tomorrow. Regards, Barry Brotherton

    Posted by Cllr Barry Brotherton at 21:34, Wed 6 September 2017

  • Fixed

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 09:55, Sun 5 November 2017

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