Wednesday, 27 August 2014

People Selling Cars From the Public Highway

The Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005 makes it an offence to leave two or more motor vehicles parked within 500 metres of each other on a road or roads where they are exposed or advertised for sale or causes two or more motor vehicles to be so left but this would not of course apply to individual vehicles.  This legislation is endeavouring to prevent people from running commercial car sales from the public highway.

A council should not put notices on cars as this is in effect a trespass and criminal offence.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Parkside Tree Reports

At the beginning of this month I wrote a couple of reports up about tree maintenance required in Parkside. As we move towards  September I shall be looking for evidence that CBC and their contractors have done, or will be doing, something about the many issues I have highlighted.

from the report

I even came across one man who claims to have had to raise the height of his kitchen floor several times due to tree roots growing underneath! That's clearly a case of negligence by the authority responsible for allowing a tree to grow so close to a property. If the tree were near your house you'd start grumbling when the birds sit in the branches above your car and drop their do-dos all over it. Then perhaps you'd start making actual noises about the branches when it came over your roof tiles and spoilt your tv reception. But to let it get to this state, making your kitchen floor unsafe, then it really is time to tell the tree who is the boss!

Elsewhere there's a bunch of trees ganging up on a lonely streetlight. Never did condone bullying!
From the report.

Meanwhile, Highways contractors, CBC Housing department, and CBC's tidy-team argue the toss over who's job it is.

Download Report A - The main report

Download Report B - Bromley Gardens

* Reports on tree maintenance updates are listed on this blog post.