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Danger to road users due to overgrown laurels and silver birch.

Reported in the Trees category by Mr CWalford at 11:48, Sun 19 June 2016

Sent to Cheshire West and Chester Council 1 minute later

The laurels trees adjacent to 1Cartmel Close, Winsford have been allowed to grow so much that they restrict the vision when exiting Cartmel Close and it is further exacerbated by the low hanging branches of the silver birch tree in the front garden of no. 1. Photo attached shows the lack of vision when exiting the Close from a car. This will only get worse as they and the conifers that have now been planted, grow even more.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:02, Sun 17 July 2016

  • Cheshire West Council have completely ignored the problem and seem incapable of carrying out their statutory duty to enforce the removal of the offending trees.

    Posted by Mr CWalford at 23:02, Sun 17 July 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:26, Mon 15 August 2016

  • Again, Cheshire West's Streetscene Dept have ignored the problem so that now they are having to deal with an official complaint. If this isn't settled properly it will then be referred to the Local Government Ombudsman.

    Posted by Mr CWalford at 07:26, Mon 15 August 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:19, Tue 13 September 2016

  • Cheshire West are useless. Their inspector reported that it has been sorted but it hasn't been touched at all. They now have to deal with an official complaint. Makes me wonder if the persons involved are all related/friends and that is why nothing is being done. If they don't sort it out I will be going to the Local Government Ombudsman.

    Posted by Mr CWalford at 07:19, Tue 13 September 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:55, Tue 11 October 2016

  • Some of the bushes, but not all, have been trimmed after a lot of pushing from me. I am giving them a bit longer and if it is not completed soon I will be progressing the complaint to the ombudsman. Cheshire West and Cheshire Council - absolutely hopeless!!!

    Posted by Mr CWalford at 11:55, Tue 11 October 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:08, Tue 8 November 2016

  • This is now being overseen by a senior officer. Awaiting an update.

    Posted by Mr CWalford at 17:08, Tue 8 November 2016

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