A WARNDON man says out-of-control trees could damage his home or even lead to someone being robbed.

Pete Taysum, of Dover Avenue, says he has reported the overgrown trees in his cul-de-sac at least six times since December - but he is still waiting for something to be done.

The council says it has no record of any previous contact about the issue.

He says if the trees are left to grow any larger they will start growing over the roof of his home and out into the road.

As well as the trees being an "eyesore", Mr Taysum says they are also obscuring street lighting - and that he fears someone could easily be robbed on the pavement as a result.

Mr Taysum, 51, said: "They (the trees) will start infringing on the road and literally start growing over my roof.

"If the roots get bigger they will go under my house.

"If it's because of budgets, then fine, lower my council tax.

"They are an eyesore and obscure the lighting. They are up to roof height now, above the lamp post."

Mr Taysum says the council used to cut the trees every six months, but stopped three years ago.

"My first report was in December 2015 and I'm still waiting," he added.

"It's unfair on the neighbours. We are the forgotten cul-de-sac."

The retiree says that he cannot cut the trees himself due to back problems, and that the council have told him not to do so anyway.

"They (the council) say they can't do anything because it's bird nesting season," he said.

"They came and trimmed the branches away from the lamp three weeks ago and left the branches on the floor.

"I keep getting members of the traveller community asking to cut the trees down for £600. Why should I have to pay?"

Mr Taysum says he has now been told by the council that they will cut the trees in the next seven days - but he says he is sceptical that will happen.

A Worcester City Council spokesman told the Worcester News a parish warden has been sent to inspect the trees and will now decide on a course of action.

They added: "We are sorry to hear that Mr Taysum is experiencing problems with overgrown shrubbery close to his property.

"Although we do not have a record of any previous contact regarding this issue, a council officer has now visited Dover Avenue to assess what can be done to remedy it.”