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Hedge cuttings blocking verge.

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on pavement/verge category anonymously at 18:52, Sun 14 March 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 391997.

The hedge opposite my property was cut last October/November. Since then the cuttings have not been removed. They are an eyesore and restrict access to the grass verge, especially for horses which represents a real danger as this is a very fast bit of road.

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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 18:53, Sun 14 March 2021

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 19:03, Sun 14 March 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:00, Mon 15 March 2021

  • Concern about large branches left in dyke and on verge after hedge trimmed which would cause flooding issues and difficulty for verge trimming.

    Posted anonymously at 13:26, Wed 17 March 2021

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because because whilst we can appreciate that this may present an eyesore from your property, after attending site on 15th March, we do not feel as though these are a safety concern as there is still a section of the verge that is clear of branches for horses, pedestrians and cars alike. Also, from the site inspection, it does not appear as though these cutting were done by a council contractor so you would need to contact the land owner directly. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:18, Wed 24 March 2021

  • The farmer who owns the hedge and had a contractor cut it is refusing to do anything about it until at least September 2021 on the grounds that he has no where to put it. that is not true. He also now claims he cannot move the debris because of birds nesting, which is nonsense. Is there nothing you can do?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Wed 24 March 2021

  • As the local flood authorities and part of the dyke is blocked I would ask again as your local county councilor to ask that the remaining hedging materials is removed. As a horse rider I would have concerns about thorns accessing the animal, for such a small area that has been left and that the amount of flooding we have had in the area I would ask again that you contact the landowner for them to complete the job and remove what is left of the hedging. This problem has not been fixed

    Posted by Rosemary Trollope-bellew at 16:21, Tue 30 March 2021

  • Verge now cleared and made safe by Martin and Sue Webster. For the time being!

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Mon 19 April 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:29, Tue 20 April 2021

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