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Hedge narrowing carriageway. Warning sign obscured. Damage to vehicles due to overgrown hedges.

Reported via mobile in the Damage By Tree to 3rd Party category anonymously at 23:13, Thursday 1 July 2021

Sent to Island Roads 8 hours, 10 minutes later. Enquiry ref: 16200193.

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As can be seen by the attached photos, the hedges outside of Yaverland Manor Farm are so overgrown and wide that the carriageway is becoming impassable for 2 large vehicles or a Southern Vectis Bus and normal size vehicle. The triangular warning sign, sharp bend to the right “, is obscured by the hedges when proceeding west towards Sandown and could result in an accident and prosecution of IR, as not visible. It is evident that the hedges have not been maintained by the position of this sign. Nearly 1 meter from in from the edge of carriageway. Roads users of all types, foot, cycle and motorists are being affected by this. I also see that this has already been reported back in May and not actioned. Bus’s were also diverted from a nearby stretch of the same road earlier this year due to low and dangerous tree limbs. Under Health and Safety Law, the responsible person is aware of a Hazard with the potential to cause harm. You are aware of this and yet you have not addressed the hazard as the risk of the hedges and lack of visibility of a warning sign remains. I trust that this dangerous length of hedge will be thinned back swiftly and appropriately. Regards.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 07:35, Friday 2 July 2021

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:06, Friday 2 July 2021

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:06, Friday 2 July 2021

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Island Roads at 15:02, Friday 2 July 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Island Roads at 06:50, Friday 30 July 2021

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