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Overgrown tree, number 0596. 105 Cradge Bank Spalding

Reported in the Overgrown tree/hedges category anonymously at 21:20, Tuesday 21 July 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 373902.

Large fir tree with number 0596 on trunk is within 0.5M of my boundary and within 3M of the corner of my house. Many of the branches overhang my front drive, garden and garage. On windy wet days when branches hang lower they can scrape the tops of vehicles on my drive, one also was scraping my house guttering, but I managed to reach that and cut some off, the others I cannot reach. Also I have a problem renewing my house insurance because of the close proximity of the tree. So my question is can the tree be removed? But if not, can the overhanging branches be removed? PS, I originally sent this to South Holland District Council, but they say it is county council issue.

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  • 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.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 21:20, Tuesday 21 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 15:42, Monday 27 July 2020

  • South Holland District Council are responsible for this issue. We have reported this to them on your behalf and asked them to investigate. They have advised us that works will take place on that tree after the bird nesting season. Please contact them directly at article/ 5866/ Contact-Us if you require any further information. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:23, Wednesday 12 August 2020

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