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Overhanging vegetation

Reported in the Public Trees category anonymously at 14:04, Saturday 23 May 2020

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Overhanging vegetation in Highfield Road, from private house on corner of Claremont Road and Highfield Road, restricting the width of pathway on Highfield Road. I first reported this in January 2020. The council advised they had written to the owner, but nothing has been done about the problem. I then reported this again last month, and was advised this is not a priority, due to the current COVID-19 issue. As we are now being advised to keep 2 metres distance from one-another, as part of social distancing measures, I would have thought a compromised public pathway would be more of a priority. See photo for detail. There's no way in which pedestrians can possibly keep 2 metres apart along this stretch of pathway. The property has been in a poor state of maintenance for quite some time. I just don't see what the issue is with getting this resolved.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:04, Saturday 23 May 2020

  • We have notified the responsible party of their duties and responsibilities and informed them that further enforcement action may be taken if the issue is not resolved. For overhanging vegetation reports please allow 28 days for the responsible party to arrange action before notifying us of any continued obstruction.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:06, Friday 29 May 2020

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