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Weeds and trees overhanging footpath buffs lane

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Dorothy Gowland at 10:56, Tue 20 June 2017

Sent to Wirral Borough Council 4 minutes later

The lane needs cutting back and large potholes filling in. My husband used to do it but he has now died and I can't do it. Sycamore stumps sprouting all the way down. nettles and bindweed. Nobody ever comes to clear it and there are potholes appearing all over the place. Please send someone out to have a look and kill off the offending weeds. My car is getting scratched. Thank you

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  • I notice that the grass verges have been cut in buffs lane and you have ignored the public footpath where cars and people are struggling to get past. This lane is soon to become impassible and I live there !! Please can you respect my wishes and the other two neighbours who are finding it difficult to get their cars into their drives without scratching them. Cars cost money !!! ,

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 17:16, Thu 22 June 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:49, Tue 18 July 2017

  • No response whatsoever! Sycamore trees growing bigger and bigger. We all try to keep potholes filled in but we keep getting more and more. No one ever cuts the trees down and the ferns and bindweed are taking over one end and the end from Milner road to Buffs Lane proper is now getting impassable

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 11:49, Tue 18 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:58, Tue 15 August 2017

  • Man from council came round and said it was the responsibility of the owners of the houses to cut down the trees etc., the public footpath on which we live only had to be wide enough for people to walk along. He said the council were not responsible for cars getting scratched and the potholes didn't enter into the equation. He said he would write to all tenants and tell them to cut back their overgrowth but nothing about who was liable should any pedestrian trip over a pothole and break their leg!! Everyone who lives here is an OAP and I personally employ 2 gardeners to maintain my garden, but I am not prepared to pay them to do what I think is the councils job

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 14:58, Tue 15 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:24, Tue 12 September 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:47, Tue 10 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:04, Tue 7 November 2017

  • Neighbours have done their best to cut back but pot holes are still there and multiplying by the day

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 17:04, Tue 7 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:07, Tue 5 December 2017

  • Council didn't want to know about trees and completely ignored the potholes which are getting worse

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 20:07, Tue 5 December 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:18, Tuesday 2 January 2018

  • Potholes full of water, be careful you don't fall down them!

    Posted by Dorothy Gowland at 22:18, Tuesday 2 January 2018

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