Back to all reports

Dangerous trees

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category anonymously at 21:45, Wed 7 June 2017

Sent to Preston City Council 6 minutes later

Yesterday during high winds, I witness a young man narrowly escaping being hit by a heavy branch falling from a tree overhanging part of the Guild Wheel at Cottam. The incident may have already been reported but this is not the first time that such an incident has happened and I wonder how long it will be before a member of the public is seriously hurt because these trees appear never to have been pruned back despite their poor condition. When they catch the wind they sway alarmingly and regularly shed parts of their branches. They have outgrown their space and need cutting back. The area lies as the junction of Swallowfield and Miller Lane, just beyond the bollards.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:05, Wed 5 July 2017

  • This is a serious health and safety issue and yet there is no sign of any action being taken.

    Posted anonymously at 22:05, Wed 5 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:22, Thu 3 August 2017

Provide an update

Please note that updates are not sent to the council. Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Now to submit your update…

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?

Yes I have a password

Forgotten your password? Confirm by email instead, providing a new password at that point. When you confirm, your password will be updated.

No Let me confirm my update by email

Providing a password is optional, but doing so will allow you to more easily report problems, leave updates and manage your reports.

Your password should include 6 or more characters.