Reported via mobile in the Tree/hedge restricting available highway category anonymously at 11:42, Wednesday 23 August 2023
Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 468866.
Home owner has left the hedge to over grow and restrict access for disabled and restricted mobility to use the pathway. The pathways are around 160cm around the estate, but are just over 50cm at the narrowed part not allowing wheelchair users to pass without going on to uneven grass verge. The home owner has trimmed the hedge recently so you can see the street sign.
Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a tree/hedge on the highway. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about trees and hedges on our website
Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:42, Wednesday 23 August 2023
State changed to: Investigating
Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:07, Wednesday 23 August 2023
In this instance we don’t intend on taking immediate action. Because our current resources are extremely limited we have to focus our enforcement on matters of a significant danger or nuisance to road users. We can, however, continue to monitor the site during our routine inspections and will review the situation. Thank you for reporting this matter.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:32, Friday 1 September 2023
You do not need to do anything apart from inform them they need to keep their property and boundaries clear of public footpaths, You will be both responsible for any incidents caused due to lack of access along the public footpath.
State changed to: Open
Posted anonymously at 20:55, Friday 1 September 2023
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