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Fallen tree branches and overgrown verges

Reported via desktop in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 14:22, Tuesday 29 June 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Unable to use footpath without using the road on a blind bend - grass verges and extremely overgrown and trees blocking pavement along from Sea Cadets to Fitzroy Business Park on the right side of the road as you walk from Ruxley Corner

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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 14:22, Tuesday 29 June 2021

  • Very dangerous as families with pushchairs use this to access childcare along Sandy Lane.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:24, Tuesday 29 June 2021

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:41, Thursday 1 July 2021

  • I have several more photos of this route which has still not been cleared. It is extremely dangerous with vehicles pulling out on both sides of the road and people having to walk in the road. Somebody is going to be hurt very soon if this is not cleared. Especially with the cars and vans driving fast up this road, already seen one accident where a vehicle was smashed by a speeding car. Please cut back the verges.

    Posted anonymously at 11:16, Tuesday 13 July 2021

  • This problem has still not been looked at and several of our staff have had to walk in the road. One lady has also tripped and hurt her leg. Can you please send somebody to clear the pavements. The Pavements themselves are extremely uneven and this is further aggravated by the extensive undergrowth protruding onto the paths and broken branches blocking the walkways. Somebody is going to be seriously hurt if nothing is done. The Combat Laser Games Company did cut back the bit outside their property but the rest of the road is in a terrible state and you have no option but to walk in the road to get past the broken branches. This has not been sorted since we moved in which was May! How on earth are we supposed to get through - I cant imagine what this will be like in the winter. Absolutely terrible. If you cant organise somebody to clear it perhaps we can do it for you and send you the bill.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 22:18, Wednesday 1 September 2021

  • I have again received notification that this issue has been resolved yet no works or clearance has been carried out. Darker nights are drawing in and I am very concerned for the welfare of our staff walking along these pathways, which are extremely uneven at the best of times. Please provide a date when your contractor is attending to remove the overgrowth. This was first notified in June!

    Posted anonymously at 08:23, Thursday 2 September 2021

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:44, Wednesday 15 September 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:45, Thursday 30 September 2021

  • Thanks for the update, although not entirely correct. Some action has been taken which is great, the broken tree trunk has been removed and some of the undergrowth cut back. However, the pavement from the paintball gates running down past the rest of Ruxley Woods is still overgrown, grass and plant debris is over the pathway and needs clearing and cutting back. To be fair, the whole fence along that pathway looks totally precarious - if a proper fence was put in all the plant matter would be contained. With the rain as it is today, somebody is bound to slip over and worse, the plant debris will end up in the drains which could cause other issues.

    Posted anonymously at 09:06, Friday 1 October 2021

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via: https://fix.bromley.gov.uk

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:32, Friday 15 October 2021

  • Great work thanks - now for the autumn leaves - never ending, I do hope this is programmed in - thank you so much it makes such a difference.

    Posted anonymously at 08:36, Friday 15 October 2021

  • 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 14:07, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • It's great that you have cleared the pavement of overgrowth from the verges etc but we still have the falling leaves and conkers/chesnut issue blocking the pathways. Is it possible for the trees overhanging the pavement to be cut right back so that the leaves etc. fall onto their property rather than the pavement. Although the photos dont show it, it is extremely laden with fallen leaves and nuts, so bad that you cant walk on the pavement in places.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:22, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • While Bromley can instruct owners of trees on private land overhanging and obstructing the highway to cut back the offending vegetation, Bromley has no grounds to request vegetation is cut back to prevent leaf fall. Please log issues of leaves on the footway as a new and separate street cleansing report and our Street Cleansing contractor will attend as soon as possible.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:28, Wednesday 20 October 2021

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