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Large tree branch fallen in Glassmill pond

Reported via desktop in the Parks and Greenspace category anonymously at 08:47, Sat 19 June 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Tree overhanging footpath for some time and has been previously reported. Now large branch has fallen in pond and is likely to exacerbate obstruction in overgrown and neglected pond which poses a flood risk. In addition the tree from private property in Mill Vale is overhanging the public footpath and poses a health and safety risk.

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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 08:48, Sat 19 June 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:23, Fri 9 July 2021

  • It appears that the branches overhanging the pond have been lopped and dropped into the pond which is already completely blocked, fetid and overgrown. This poses a significant risk both in terms of an appalling appearance, smell and also raises the risk of flooding. The build up of large trees, weeds, reeds and silt in the middle of the pond is a complete eyesore and does not reflect well on the local area.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:12, Sat 17 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for letting us know. Our contractors will collect it ASAP.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:12, Wed 4 August 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:44, Sat 14 August 2021

  • These photos were taken today - the branches remain in the water which smells very strongly -the pond is completely congested and needs drastic remedial action.

    Posted anonymously at 16:21, Sat 14 August 2021

  • This work should have been done by now. Will look into this. Thank you

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:34, Mon 6 September 2021

  • Our contractor has been made aware of this and will complete this as soon as possible.

    Thank you

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:39, Wed 27 October 2021

  • Please accept our apologies for the time taken to resolve this issue. It has now been escalate to our priority list and will be completed asap. Thank you for your continued patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 19:52, Wednesday 19 January 2022

  • This has been looked into and has been reported to The Environment Agency who are responsible for the pond there and it’s water quality. They will be investigating this ASAP. Removing a branch is not going to solve the problem of the pond silting up. It is a water catchment area that will be looked at. There is no more we will be doing at our end at the moment.

    Thank you.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:07, Friday 21 January 2022

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Bromley Council at 13:24, Friday 21 January 2022

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