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Overgrown bushes cause children to walk in road

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 14:39, Tue 17 October 2017

Sent to Rushmoor Borough Council less than a minute later

Outside 11 Andrewartha Road, the bushes overgrown the pavement. I walk my child to the nearby South Farnborough Junior School. Every day I see parents and children being forced to walk in the road. This is clearly dangerous. Due to a line of parked cars, the road is effectively single carriageway and cars drive very close to the kerb from EITHER direction. I have supplied photo evidence of this. Of note, is some kind of road sign embedded well inside of the bush - this serves to highlight how far the bush is overgrown. Quite frankly, I would be surprised if no accidents had been caused by this issue. During your site visit, you will probably find that the opposite pavement is not much better. Please do something before a child is injured. Kind regards.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:25, Tue 14 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:15, Tue 12 December 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:47, Tuesday 9 January 2018

  • The problem is still unresolved. If the council don’t believe that any work should be carried out, then it would be polite to say so.

    Posted anonymously at 17:47, Tuesday 9 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:12, Tuesday 6 February 2018

  • I can’t see the point in this website. No action has been taken. If the council deem cutting back the bushes to be unnecessary or unachievable, then say so.

    Posted anonymously at 18:12, Tuesday 6 February 2018

  • Responding to original post and the following updates, it is on private property- not council maintained. Speak to property owner

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Tuesday 27 February 2018

  • The bush does not exceed acceptable limits, and a requests to cut back the bush should be directed to the proprietor. I would suggest posting a polite request through the letterbox.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Fix My Street Farnborough at 11:50, Tuesday 27 February 2018

  • Good idea from the council. I think I will send the ‘proprietor’ a letter something like this: ‘Dear sir/madam, your bush appears to be overgrowing the council owned pavement and is causing young children to walk in the road. The council can’t be a***d to do anything about it so I was wondering if you give a flying f*** about the safety of passing children. If you could, maybe cut the hedge back to your own property. This should be obvious to you anyway. Happy trimming, Kev.’ That should do it.

    Posted anonymously at 19:35, Tuesday 6 March 2018

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