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Council owned trees fouling my telephone line and roots coming up in my garden and footpath

Reported in the Overgrown tree/hedges category anonymously at 21:33, Thu 29 August 2019

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council 2 minutes later. Council ref: 355106.

Trees on council owned verge outside 1 Tamar Way North Hykeham. Silver Birch is fouling telephone line and Mountain Ash roots are appearing in my lawn. This is an ongoing problem that has never been resolved satisfactorily

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our response times for fault reports which is available at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ highways-faults
    We will contact you again when an update is available.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 21:35, Thu 29 August 2019

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our response times for fault reports which is available at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ highways-faults
    We will contact you again when an update is available.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:45, Mon 2 September 2019

  • We are investigating this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:09, Mon 2 September 2019

  • This was reported over three months ago. No recent updates

    Posted anonymously at 21:25, Sun 1 December 2019

  • The above problem still hasn’t been resolved. Silver Birch tree is fouling my telephone line and with the recent stormy weather there is a real possibility of pulling the line down. As previously stated this is not the responsibility of BT as the line was there before the trees which have grown to entangle the line. The Silver Birch has a large broken branch that could fall at any time. Trees need removing or pollarding.

    Posted anonymously at 09:53, Monday 24 February 2020

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:24, Tuesday 24 March 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because it is the responsibility of the relevant utility company to ensure that trees and branches are free of their overhead lines irrespective of the ownership of the tree. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:47, Wednesday 1 July 2020

  • Your reply to this issue is totally unsatisfactory. Apart from taking 11 months to reply, yes 11 months, you have not addressed the problem of the tree roots coming up in my garden or damage they are causing in the footpath. With regard to the fouling of the telephone line, the line was there before the trees, therefore it is the Councils responsibility to maintain their trees. If damage is caused by the line ripping the facia off my bungalow, guess who I’ll be claiming from, yep LCC.

    Posted anonymously at 17:40, Wednesday 1 July 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available. We are sorry that during the COVID-19 pandemic situation we may take longer to respond than normal. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:24, Thursday 2 July 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may not be able to meet our usual response times. We are doing everything we can to maintain resource levels to provide your highways service. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:51, Friday 17 July 2020

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