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Head height nettles/brambles, path near totally obstructed

Reported via mobile in the Road, Pavement and PROW Issues category anonymously at 07:50, Mon 2 August 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

This footpath, that runs around a private property and opens out onto shire lane, opposite Farthing Lane, is part of the London loop. I walk it several times a week, along with many other walkers and joggers. However, it is near impassable now, which is forcing people to walk along shire lane itself. This is an extremely narrow and winding road but, despite this, vehicles charge down it, often at speeds in excess of 50mph. Walking along it is EXTREMELY dangerous. The footpath to the Wilberforce oak was cleared by contractors last week. I spoke to them, but they said the footpath I am reporting was not included in their maintenance list, despite a reply from yourselves, on the 5th July I believe, stating that it was to be included. Can the situation please be addressed ASAP, preferably before someone forced to walk along shire lane, gets hit/killed by a vehicle.

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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 07:51, Mon 2 August 2021

  • This was posted by Bromley on the 5th July, this year and the report closed,.. but the contractor clearing other footpaths in the immediate area, told me that it was not included in his list of paths to be cleared?

    Posted anonymously at 07:59, Mon 2 August 2021

  • Photo evidence added from this morning (2nd August 2021) - full body armour needed to get down there now!!

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Mon 2 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:59, Fri 13 August 2021

  • Still the same today, 15th August 2021.

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Sun 15 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:29, Fri 17 September 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:04, Fri 22 October 2021

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