New Streetlight / Bamboo

Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby arborlad » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:41 am

MacadamB53 wrote:......certain injurious weeds.....



.............which bamboo isn't.............


'Green things' - was deliberately intended to cover the wide spectrum of trees, hedges, shrubs and other plants that appear on this forum.
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby MacadamB53 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:35 pm

Hi arborlad,

sorry for the apparent pedantry :oops:

having read many of your posts I had a very good idea what message you were hoping to convey and I wasn't trying to challenge this at all.

for completeness, though, I've added details of the laws which do attempt to prevent certain green things from spreading - for the casual reader...

Kind regards, Mac
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby Eliza » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:30 pm

The law allows neighbours to trim plants that are overhanging onto their territory. One presumes that this applies even if the "neighbour" concerned is the Council, rather than a householder.
Apologies for not giving exact personal details in my posts - you never know who is reading....
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby Clifford Pope » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Eliza wrote:The law allows neighbours to trim plants that are overhanging onto their territory. One presumes that this applies even if the "neighbour" concerned is the Council, rather than a householder.



The highway authority, ie the council, has a duty and right to trim back vegetation overhanging the highway.
It's got nothing to do with being a "neighbour", and would apply even if you were the freeholder of that part of the highway.
You might, in a rural area, technically "own" the road up to the centre line, but the rights of the highway authority would still be paramount.

I have explained the similar situation obtaining in my own case. The highway authority gave notice to cut the overhanging vegetation, or they would do it and bill us. Up to a height of about 10 feet they don't even ask - they send round a man with a tractor-mounted hedgecutter once a year and trash anything overhanging.
No knowledge of bamboo cultivation is neccessary. :)
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby kalstras » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:48 am

Here now be the reply...

The Link

http://i64.tinypic.com/2nw0go2.jpg

The Letter in full (name has been blacked out to protect the "petty in the extreme")

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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby cleo5 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:08 pm

Well I call that most civil of them and you can't ask for fairer treatment.
What a very cutomer friendly firm. They are to be admired.
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby span » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:40 pm

Heh. A classic example of begging forgiveness rather that seeking permission.
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby COGGY » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:44 pm

I agree with Cleo. It is an extremely reasonable letter. Coggy
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Re: New Streetlight / Bamboo

Postby kalstras » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:29 pm

We're content with the apology, but it doesn't mean it's fixed, just a good apology which we accept :P
But yeah case closed thanks for the input everyone
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