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Tree touch house and blocking guttering and downpipe

Reported via desktop in the Tree touching building category anonymously at 09:46, Thu 8 June 2023

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4645870.

I've lived in this house since 2012. Although other trees in our street have been cut back back regularly, this particular tree hasn't been cut back once in the past 11 years. As a result it is now touching and overhanging our shared guttering.

As a result, the shared down-pipe from our guttering and the guttering itself regularly gets blocked and I'm having to pay for them to be cleared twice a year. Now my guttering has been buckled and water overflows onto my new rendering when it rains.

My neighbour on one side is a disabled old lady and there are Kurdish refugees on the other side. Neither of them have the money to clear the guttering from the overhanging tree leaves, which means the burden always falls on me. I don't understand why this tree always gets missed when the other trees are cut back.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:46, Thu 8 June 2023

  • A job has been raised with contractors and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:08, Fri 9 June 2023

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thu 20 July 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 4645870 in your new report if it is an update on this one.