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Hedge damaging HGV mirrors and paint work.

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown tree/hedges category anonymously at 21:46, Fri 16 October 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 378239.

The hedges on London Thorpe Land in Grantham are overgrown and are encroaching upon the road. there is also broken branches protruding from the hedgerow. This problem is on the opposite side of the road to Belton park golf club. or on the left has you come down the hill from Alma park road Industrial estate. all the hedge needs cutting back and the broken branches need removing. I drive a HGV and have to drive in the middle of the road to avoid hitting my lorry mirrors on the hedge. I have damaged the Mirrors and paint work on my truck several times when other vehicles come in the opposite direction and I have to move over to avoid a collision. All us truck drivers would appreciate the hole hedge been trimmed back from the road and the branches removed. Has car drivers you don't have this problem. I'm sure you wouldn't like your £90,000 motor brushing the hedge every time you drive down the road.

Regards Bryan .

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 21:47, Fri 16 October 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.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:27, Mon 19 October 2020

  • This problem with the hedge and branches sticking out in to the road is still there and you haven do anything about it yet. WHY???? regards bryan

    Posted anonymously at 21:13, Sat 28 November 2020

  • Over growth is obstructing the view of the traffic at junctions and hiding the safety signage. Large vehicles are having to encroach onto the uphill oncoming traffic lane to avoid the overgrowth causing damage. The other end of the Lane the overgrowth is reducing the usable footpath forcing pedestrians close to the edge of the road.

    Posted anonymously at 18:51, Wed 16 December 2020

  • Still nothing has been done about this problem. Can you please cut the hedge back before the bird start nesting. Bryan

    Posted anonymously at 20:43, Friday 8 January 2021

  • Maybe now there is a tree cut back and the dangerous trees removed. Bryan

    Posted anonymously at 10:02, Friday 29 January 2021

  • Maybe now there is a tree hanging over the road you will cut back the dangerous trees sticking out of the hedge. Bryan

    Posted anonymously at 19:31, Saturday 30 January 2021

  • Jelsons are responsible for this issue. They are in the process of submitting a tree works application to South Kesteven District Council to undertake all work required at this location. Please contact them directly 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 13:36, Wednesday 10 March 2021

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