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Overgrown hedge and weeds obstructing pavement

Reported in the Hedges / Trees on road or verge category by Cllr Damon Brown (NBBC Exhall Ward) at 17:50, Saturday 11 July 2020

Sent to Warwickshire County Council less than a minute later

The hedge adjoining the footpath along the northern side of New Road (leading from Ash Green to Keresley village is overgrown in parts and obstructing the path. The overgrown hedge is a safety issue for anyone with a pram, pushchair or using a wheelchair. In addition, weeds that have not been cut back for several years are also encroaching across the pavement reducing its useable width (see second photo). In parts almost 50% of the pavement is obstructed in this manner. I understand that the owner of the adjacent field is responsible for maintaining the hedge. This was a problem last year also and took until September for the hedge to be cut back. As this is again a problem and a safety issue, can you please liaise with the landowner to have the hedge cut back. As local Borough Councillor with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council I would also ask that action is taken to remove the accumulated weeds to restore the full width of the pavement as residents have reported several near misses when pedestrians have had to walk in the road because of the restricted pavement width.

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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 by County Highways at 16:42, Monday 13 July 2020

  • Residents report that this is an issue again and the hedge needs cutting back again. Please liaise with the landowner for the work to be carried out

    Posted by Cllr Damon Brown (Ward Councillor - Exhall Ward - NBBC) at 14:15, Tuesday 20 October 2020

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