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Dangerous unmaintained trees & drainage gully

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 10:48, Thursday 14 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Apparently these trees & drain have not been maintained for over 30 years.Large branches are now overhanging my boundary fence by up to 5 metres.Recently a branch fell onto my greenhouse breaking glass.These trees are all leaning over my fence & constantly shedding leaves,twigs & small branches into my garden.Sunlight is blocked out and when wind is in my direction dust fills the air & causes my wife and myself to be constantly coughing.I am nearly 80 and my wife has asthma These trees need pollarding a good trim or removing asap.The gulley has trees growing from the bottom with diameters of + -20cm which indicates a lack of mtnce. Other residents who have lived in this area for over 30 years agree that no mtnce work has ever been done in that time.PLEASE DO SOMETHING as if one of the trees should fall it would demolish our bungalow.(The roots could be unstable on the larger trees as they are near to the edge of the gulley.) Highways has people working in this area at present. If a survey is to be done nothing looks bad from the road it must be looked at from my garden to appreciate the problem.A G ZABLOCKI 8 PORTAGE CLOSE NG122EN

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways through our ‘report a problem on our network’ website. This facility is specifically for reporting defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, or potholes. Unfortunately, we’re unable to reply through the website for the type of report you’ve made on this occasion, and kindly ask you to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or at if you’d like us to respond.

    Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

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    Posted by National Highways at 10:10, Monday 18 October 2021

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