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Overgrown hedges and planting over pathway

Reported in the Hedges / trees on rights of way category anonymously at 09:15, Sat 26 October 2019

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 5 minutes later

Previously reported on 05/08/2019 and still an issue. Needs to be sorted ASAP.

The resident of 59 Steeping Road has allowed his bushes and plants to create a hedge where there is supposed to be a grass verge. This is council owned land and is supposed to create a ‘visual’ road narrowing to slow down cars. He has now also planted bedding plants over the grass and the verge is no longer visible. This means there is also less space for visiting cars to park. Please can you get this matter rectified as soon as possible so that residents can again walk next to the road without having to walk on the road surface. This problem has been getting gradually worse over the last few years, but this summer he has now completely covered the grass, effectively making the ‘path’ invisible.

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Tue 29 October 2019

  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted anonymously at 13:42, Tue 29 October 2019

  • The resident (at 59 Steeping Road) has trimmed the hedge which was growing over this public pathway, but has now started growing bedding plants in the verge. This is supposed to be a GRASS verge, so surely they should be made to plant grass seed, or ideally have turf laid and stop ‘claiming’ the verge as part of their garden! They need to realise this is NOT their garden.

    Posted anonymously at 18:34, Saturday 2 May 2020

  • Perhaps if the Council maintained the verges, public open spaces, shrubs and trees, residents would not want to maintain them. If this verge was left, like others in the vicinity, you wouldn't be able to walk on it anyway because the grass would be waist high

    Posted anonymously at 19:21, Thursday 6 August 2020

  • The issue here is that the resident hasn’t replaced the grass verge and has left it as a muddy bed; there’s nothing there for the council to maintain. This is what needs addressing. There’s no right to ‘land grab’ what you feel you can get away with.

    Posted anonymously at 21:18, Thursday 6 August 2020

  • Yes you can "grab land" as you put it. The Land Registration Act 2002 (Adverse Possession) allows for a person to apply for legal ownership of registered land provided they can prove they have solely maintained the land in question exclusively for 10 years. I respectfully suggest you check your facts before entering into public debate about something you obviously know very little about. The fact that Warwickshire County Council barely maintain any public open space in and around Long Lawford, and will ignore any land that is being maintained by a private resident is the crux of the matter. The resident in question has arguably, one of most well cared for and beautiful gardens in the village

    Posted anonymously at 11:51, Wednesday 12 August 2020

  • Rude! If you checked your facts then you’d know the grass verges were cut last year; it’s just current Covid-19 situation has focused attention elsewhere! I suggest you check your facts before commenting on something that you quite clearly know nothing about!

    Posted anonymously at 12:16, Wednesday 12 August 2020

  • Rude? Really? To quote you "If you checked your facts then you’d know the grass verges were cut last year".....Erm ....no ..they were cut in May 2020 and they now resemble a scene from "The Land That Time Forgot". Other areas of the village were cut last week (Townsend Lane, Boyce Way) but the Steeping Road area was ignored. Thats FACT. Open spaces that are the responsibility of WCC in and around Steeping Road are, and have been, consistently ignored as far as maintenance is concerned over recent years and not just during the pandemic. Local Councillors will give any excuse to justify this. Rugby's open areas have beautifully tended flower beds that are tended and watered on a regular basis, whereas outlying districts are ignored in the hope that local residents tend the areas themselves to stop the spread of perennial weeds, to maintain natural light in their homes and to keep the areas cosmetically pleasing. I suspect WCC know this and and as a result the open spaces that fall under their jurisdiction for maintenance continue to be ignored.

    Posted anonymously at 20:34, Wednesday 12 August 2020

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