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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 25-Feb-11 18:39:34
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
The Large cable sounds like a bt Aerial cable that would have a number of customer circuits going through it. Openreach engineers are not allowed to cut trees but if it is likely to damage and cause faults they would cut it. if the branch is too big then the engineer could email a form called an a1024 that has an option for tree cutting to be done by a contractor at a later date.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 09:43:13
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


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Thanks for that - that would make sense.

Here's a photo: BT Openreach Tree on line line!

The line serves around a dozen properties or so.
The tree is at least 10" in diameter at ground level and appears to have rotted off.
IRL it looks like the tree is putting a lot of weight on the line.

I thought I was helping Openreach by reporting this - which they initially thanked me for. Before getting back to me with a 'not our problem' email. I replied explaining the land ownership situation and said it looks like I'll just have to wait until the line is pulled to the floor before they come out to replace it. No reply to that...

If I see a BT van around I'll ask him to raise a 'a1024' if I can! smile

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:01:45
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


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That silver birch is dead so there's no planning permission required to cut it down.
Can I have the wood?



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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:55:15
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


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You'll have to ask the council or the land owner, it's nothing to do with me! tongue

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:58:58
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: b4dger] [link to this post]
 
Or you PM him the grid reference of the tree and everyone could end up happy tongue.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Feb-11 14:48:49
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Or just send him a cable grin

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Standard User andyboygsi
(member) Sat 26-Feb-11 21:35:38
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: b4dger] [link to this post]
 
we can pre-emptively cut/remove trees in situations like that, its must better than the inevitable span renewal that would otherwise be recovered.

report it again, you could say you are worried about safety etc.

if the manager has any sense he will give the tree cutting a green light.

these comments are my own and in no way represent any company that i may or may not be linked too.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 27-Feb-11 20:28:09
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In reply to a post by andyboygsi:
if the manager has any sense he will give the tree cutting a green light.


thats a very big IF there wink
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Mar-11 11:34:03
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[re: andyboygsi] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for that.
I've had another attempt at reporting it through the Openreach site.

I've used some of your comments and anon's about 'a1024' earlier and asked them to think again and get a second opinion...




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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 14:23:39
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Update...

After opening up a new Openreach case and then chasing, chasing, chasing after weeks of no reply frown

Finally got a reply on Sunday:
"plant protection manager has tried to investigate this matter with no avail..."

They went on to say they are unable to proceed without a post code etc. !!!???

So I pointed out to them I had provided full postal address, post code, longitude/latitude of fallen tree, photo, line drawing showing tree location so there's not much more I can do to help.

Got a phone call from a BT surveyor this morning - at the end of my lane looking for the tree smile Told him I'd be there in 5 minutes. Thoroughly Nice chap. Saw the tree and immediately agreed they will do something about it before it brings the line down!
Was apologetic over how OR had handled my report when I explained things to him...

Hopefully the tree will be removed in the next couple of weeks smile

It might just me, but why do you have to FIGHT for everything these days! frown
Pull your socks up Great Britain...

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