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Large tree over hanging my back garden from allotments

Reported via mobile in the Public Trees category anonymously at 12:21, Tue 1 June 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The tree is over hanging my back garden and blocking nearly all sunlight for most of the day. There is a broken branch also hanging above my garden and my children are unable to play out in it for fear of it one day falling and hitting one of them. The tree also drops seeds on my grass which causes it to die and not grows.

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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: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:21, Tue 1 June 2021

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:35, Tue 1 June 2021

  • The tree is located behind 2 station estate Beckenham BR34DS in the allotments behind my back garden as showing in the original photo provided.

    Posted anonymously at 13:55, Tue 1 June 2021

  • 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: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:07, Tue 1 June 2021

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:10, Fri 18 June 2021

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:30, Fri 9 July 2021

  • Question to Bromley council why cut this tree when I’m told you will not cut a tree just because it’s over hanging private property?

    Posted anonymously at 00:07, Sat 10 July 2021

  • Thank you for your update. In this instance, the trees are making direct contact with the sheds and fences at the rear of the properties so pruning is required to prevent damage being caused, there are also some dead/broken branches that require removal in order to make the trees safe. For more information about how and why we manage our trees please refer to our Tree Management Strategy: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:31, Tue 13 July 2021

  • Can you please advise when this tree is due to be pruned back? There appears to be children from the neighbouring flats next door trying to climb up it and they have been warned that it is dangerous given the dead branches that are hanging over my garden. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 18:11, Mon 16 August 2021

  • Our contractor has been notified about this and they will complete the work as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:46, Wed 8 September 2021

  • We have had issues accessing the allotments. We are currently trying to book this in.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:49, Fri 12 November 2021

  • We do apologise this is still ongoing and are currently trying to schedule these works in. Thank you for your patience

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:53, Thu 16 December 2021

  • We apologise in the delay in these works being completed. We have added this to our priority list to complete as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:48, Thursday 27 January 2022

  • These works have been added to our priority list to be completed asap. Please note the number of emergency callouts raised as result of damage caused by recent storms (Eunice & Franklin) may delay completion. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:52, Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:56, Thursday 21 April 2022

  • My apologies that you enquiry has an unresolved status. The works are in hand to be completed as a priority. Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:29, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:02, Wednesday 18 May 2022

  • I have received a notification today to say that this has been completed. However, I have returned home from work today to find as per the pictures attached to show that there has been no change at all to the tree that is still currently overhanging my garden from the allotments and as per the photos still has the broken branches at the top were as previously stated these are dangerous and my children are unable to play in our garden for fear of it breaking and falling on them and they are still touching the shed as previously stated by yourselves in the full report. Please provide me with before and after photos to show me what has been completed. I do not expect the tree to have been completely removed but I was expecting the branches to have been removed that are overhanging into my property and causing issues with my grass and is currently making my garden unsafe to us for myself and children. The tree does not show any signs of being pruned at all. I think it is outrageous that I have now waited nearly and entire year for a tree to be pruned then to be informed this was done , to then find that it hasn’t been touched at all. This is unacceptable my children have no where to play until this is rectified.

    Posted anonymously at 18:46, Wednesday 18 May 2022

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:30, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:49, Thursday 26 May 2022

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