I have received complaints from residents at Pleasance Court about the poor street lighting behind the housing at Lower Pleasance, due to overgrown trees.
I raised the matter with the City Council and the Forestry Section has responded as follows:
“I am writing to you to keep you up to date regarding your enquiry about trees located in the southern section of Lower Pleasance and the south side of Brewery Lane. As you are aware I had contacted City Development to ascertain if it held any responsibilities here, but it does not. I also contacted the roads maintenance section asking if there was anything it could do to assist with the matter. The department has since inspected the site and decided that due to the difficulty in determining ownership of all the derelict grounds upon which the offending trees are growing, it will – under public safety – issue an order to cut/prune back the offending trees.
I have now received this order of instruction to carry out the pruning works to prune from the lamp posts and prune back the overhanging branches to improve headroom for pedestrians and vehicles.
I will programme this work into our current work schedule. I will arrange for the works to be carried out as soon as reasonably practicable.”
A good result.