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Over grown hedge outside 50 high street causing pedestrians to walk in the road

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown tree/hedges category anonymously at 11:16, Wed 16 June 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 398832.

The hedge to no. 50 High Street, which has become dangerous to pedestrians using the footpath on the LH side walking towards the junction of High Street with Kingsway. The road here is narrow, as is the footpath. I am worried that an elderly person, or a parent with children, may misplace their footing on the kerb as the hedging is forcing pedestrians out towards the road. Pedestrians passing each other are also at risk.

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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 11:16, Wed 16 June 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 12:12, Fri 18 June 2021

  • Report log 398811. Some work has been done today (21st) however gardener told neighbour that he doesn't have time, and owner only wants it trimmed. Two adults can not walk side by side. Should be cut back to be in line with stone wall. This was done on Parkside recently though it was only over by 150mm. High Street is busy and dangerous to pedestrians, Gardener needs to consider safe working practices, not evident when blocking path off.

    Posted anonymously at 19:15, Mon 21 June 2021

  • We are taking appropriate enforcement action. The enforcement process can sometimes take a long time to complete. Although you may not see any site changes quickly work will still be taking place behind the scenes. Thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:36, Tue 29 June 2021

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