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Poor visibility due to hedge growth causing safety concern

Reported via desktop in the Hedge Oversized category anonymously at 17:05, Thu 25 May 2023

Sent to Island Roads 11 minutes later. Enquiry ref: 16242551.

St Pauls Church end; The hedge has grown about 14 inches towards the main road (Staplers Rd.) from the pavement/hedge border obscuring visibility. The slower growing Escalonia hedging has been overtaken by an Ash tree and an Apple tree which in future will likely cause stability issues with the pavement and the concrete road behind.

At the base the hedge borders have encroached onto the pavement and the concrete road and in the case of the latter now obscures the double yellow lines.

Similar issues exist at the lower end of the hedge, entrance / exit to the concrete road. possible different tree species encroaching.

It would be good if the hedging could be returned to solely Escalonia and the original hedge boundaries with the tarmac/ashfelt pavement (main road side) and the concrete road side re-established.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 17:18, Thu 25 May 2023

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 10:24, Fri 26 May 2023

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Island Roads at 10:24, Fri 26 May 2023

  • 20thJuly2023; Hedge now obscuring vision to main road by 24-32 inches (>2'6") at the top exit of the access road and 32 inches (>2'6") at the bottom exit of the access road greatly obscuring and reducing vision of traffic on the main road to two car lengths when six car lengths required for stopping at 30mph. The hedge is providing greater problems for vehicles such as ambulances pulling out.

    Please would you expedite the maintenance of the hedge and road/parking restriction markings?

    Many Thanks Jim

    Posted anonymously at 16:26, Thu 20 July 2023

  • This issue has been fixed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Island Roads at 11:27, Fri 25 August 2023

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