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Public footpath blocked by overhanging trees

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 17:50, Tue 16 February 2021

Sent to Slough Borough Council less than a minute later

It's impossible to walk without getting hit by trees overhanging the pavement and it is too dangerous to walk in the road.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:10, Tue 16 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:32, Tue 13 April 2021

  • This is getting worse each week especially as the trees are now in full leaf

    Posted anonymously at 23:07, Mon 26 April 2021

  • It needs to be south bucks council to deal with this please

    Posted anonymously at 19:03, Tue 11 May 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still getting worse

    Posted anonymously at 13:28, Wed 19 May 2021

  • This is bucks county council responsibility. It is very dangerous having to walk in the road. I feel for people with buggies and children This is very close to a busy roundabout junction.

    Posted anonymously at 19:33, Tue 8 June 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I have heard from Slough Borough Council. They are going to send a notice to the resident requesting that the trees be cut back.

    Posted anonymously at 23:51, Tue 8 June 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:28, Tue 6 July 2021

  • It's dangerous to have to walk in the road. It's impossible to walk on the pavement. Cyclists on the road are also affected by the overhanging branches which are as far as the road.

    Posted anonymously at 22:35, Tue 6 July 2021

  • This is now getting ridiculous. How long does it take to get road safety issue resolved. I suppose that this is classified as non essential now that Slough Council are skint. Crazy.

    Posted anonymously at 08:28, Wed 7 July 2021

  • I have asked Slough Council for an update. They sent a letter to the landowner on 29 June asking that the trees be cut back. The Council give the landowner 14 days to comply before sending another letter. If nothing has been done within 14 days of the second letter being sent, the Council will escalate to the next stage, whatever that is. By my reckoning, that gives the landowner until the 26 July to do something.

    Posted by Pete Kirby at 23:26, Fri 9 July 2021

  • Property owner still hasn't done anything so let's see what happens now!

    Posted anonymously at 19:11, Mon 26 July 2021

  • Yes. I’ll give the Council a few days before I chase it up…again!

    Posted anonymously at 20:43, Mon 26 July 2021

  • This continues to be a safety hazard. Property owner obviously doesn't give a toss!

    Posted anonymously at 17:28, Sun 8 August 2021

  • I’ll send yet another email to the council tomorrow.

    Posted anonymously at 19:37, Sun 8 August 2021

  • Slough Council. Why has no action been taken to remove the overhanging branches and make the path safe for pedestrians? The fact that you have written to the offending home owner has not resulted in cation by them so surely now is the time for the council to cut back the trees and other vegetation and charge the owner. What are you waiting for? This is a busy road right by a roundabout. If someone gets hurt then the owner and the council are responsible due to neglect. What is the point of Fix my Street bringing this to your attention for months and months if Slough Council do nothing. Please note that on a very regular basis for many years Slough Council trim back trees and bushes and cut grass areas of the opposite side of the road.

    Posted anonymously at 11:55, Sun 15 August 2021

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