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Overgrown unattended trees and bushes

Reported in the Hedges / Trees on road or verge category anonymously at 10:05, Tue 13 August 2019

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 5 minutes later

The whole area for some reason does not appear to be on the Council/Contractors pruning schedule. The Sycamores which have self set are now at an height of close to 3 metres. Assuming a growth rate of 1 metre per year that makes it 3 years since even pruned. The rest of the growth in the bushes can also seen to be well over 8ft in places and is now spreading across the footpath. Amongst this growth are sharp bramble shoots at just the right height to catch passing children in the eye. A secondary result of the growth is that the carpark adjacent to the area cannot be now seen by passing cars resulting in a perfect place for 'County Line' dealers or clients to hide in plain site. Furthermore over the last 12 months 3 motor vehicles have been abandoned here effectively out of sight.

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted anonymously at 13:18, Tue 13 August 2019

  • Apparently the problem is now under active review!

    Posted anonymously at 11:42, Tue 10 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • What a farce, You will see from the pictures that all that has been done is to cut the tops off the self set sycamore and run an hedge trimmer over the top of the shrubs that could be reached from the pavement. No attempt what so ever to address the growth that continues over the whole area and now completely hiding the blue van that is being used as an occasional dwelling. Furthermore although the larger pieces of trimming were raked up the smaller leaf cuttings rather than being collected were just blown out onto the road, to flow of in the rain into the gutters and drains.

    Posted anonymously at 09:42, Tue 24 September 2019

  • A 'team' arrived and cut off the tops of the self set sycamore and cut the hedge back by a few centmetre and the left. So not yet cured.

    Posted anonymously at 12:51, Tue 8 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A fairly basic prune by footpath carried out a month ago but nothing done to address the overall growth.

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Tue 5 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • It would appear that it is another item that has fallen off the to do list.

    Posted anonymously at 21:18, Tue 3 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:13, Wed 1 January 2020

  • Due to the time of year the area is now fairly dormant, so unless the matter is more fully dealt with and included onto the pruning schedule then this spring will see the area again becoming an even bigger eyesore.

    Posted anonymously at 08:19, Wed 1 January 2020

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