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Overgrown hedges either side of public footpath B4 between Smorrall Lane and Columbine Way

Reported in the Hedges / trees on rights of way category anonymously at 21:29, Thu 16 May 2019

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 1 minute later

I have been writing off and on virtually ever since they first became some time after we moved into Bryony Code back in 2000. In the almost 19 tears we have lived here they have been cut back just 3 times and have had no regular maintenance. The end result is that they are about 30 feet high, look an absolute mess and are ruining our garden. I do have a letter in my possesion dated 12Jan2006 from Mr Geoff Treadwell to one of our then neighbours stating that he had been dealing with a Mr Chetwynd of Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and that after a site meeting it was agreed that the hedges either side of the path were to be cut back and any rubbish cleared and that he understood that after this the Borough Council's Parks Department will continue to maintain the hedges after this initial work. The initial work was carried out and the hedges have indeed been cut back once since then. A neighbour has had part of the hedge by his garden cut back recently which has made the hedges look even worse. Can this please be looked into and plans put in place for these hedges to be cut back and a maintenance schedule put in place and operated? Many thanks, Roy Edwards.

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  • The hedges along Smorral Lane near the junction with Bluebell Drive have not been cut back all year. This is a disgrace. If someone gets injured as a result of having to walk into the road to avoid the bushes - some of which are thorny brambles - the council will be liable. Bird nesting season is finished. Do the job you are paid to do by us council tax payers. It is a mess and is a danger to pedestrians particularly wheelchair and pushchair users.

    Posted anonymously at 15:28, Wed 31 July 2019

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