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Overhanging trees

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 09:52, Wed 20 July 2022

Sent to Leeds City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3689725.

We request your intervention regarding trees between the A650 bypass & Adwalton Close, Cromwell Court & Newcastle Close. They were planted to reduce noise & pollution from the A650 traffic but have never been maintained. There are so many trees fighting for sunlight, they are growing at an angle over gardens & are now at a height that should another one fall [as one did, Sept 2021], it would damage the house & completely flatten the garage. From Autumn, the garden is heavily covered by leaves, enough to fill a brown bin on a WEEKLY basis for 2 - 3 months & long after the brown bin collections cease for the winter. A combination of leaves & no sunlight causes paved areas to be slimy & dangerously slippy. The gutters & downpipes regularly block, which resulted in water damage inside our garage. We are requesting that LCC reduce the height of the trees & remove the branches that overhang our gardens to reduce the shade & volume of falling leaves thereby making it a more pleasant & much safer environment. A lot of residents are elderly & struggle to clear the leaves from their gardens. Quite a few of us have already contacted LCC [see posts on Drighlington Matters Forum] but without success.

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  • Emailed Leeds City Council & our M.P. Andrea Jenkyns one month ago & heard nothing from either. Not impressed. Why pay our Council Tax or vote for a representative M.P.??

    Posted anonymously at 10:57, Wed 17 August 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • LCC visited. Advised they were healthy so they wouldn't be trimming them back. Also said the leaves that fall into our garden, are our problem. Very unhappy.

    Posted anonymously at 17:32, Wed 14 September 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

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