December 2019 - Velcourt

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Incident:

Whilst turning right into a narrow village lane, the rear end of a straw trailer being towed by the tractor swung out and came into contact with a stationary car, which was parked opposite the junction.

Follow up:

When straw is being moved through this village, it has been agreed that the tractor and trailer will take a different, longer route. This will mean that the need to turn right, in a village where residents park their vehicles on the roadside, will be eliminated.


Incident:

During recent storms a tree on a boundary field came down into a primary school playing field, damaging a climbing frame. The school was keeping children off the playing field as it was too wet and windy.

Follow up:

The landowner was informed and he has arranged for a survey of all the trees along the playing field boundary, as requested by the school.

It has been agreed with the landowner that a more coordinated and regular approach is taken between estate and farm in the surveying of trees, and to prioritise areas adjacent to schools, highways and rights of way.

The areas of responsibility for tree management between the landowner and Velcourt are to be more clearly defined.