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Trees in danger of falling

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category by Laurens Verkade at 16:45, Wed 4 August 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

A tree growing on Council land behind our house (11 Autumn Grove - BR1 5AT) recently fell and had to be cut back to avoid damage to our garden wall (see report 2866950). When the contractor was working on this fallen tree I pointed out others in the same location and in a similar situation I.e. leaning over the wall and overhanging our back garden. He agreed that these trees posed a danger - they are close enough that they would damage the house or the conservatory if they fell. One of the trees is completely overgrown with ivy and will likely not survive more than another few years. These trees need to be removed in order to eliminate the threat to our house. Please send a contractor to remove them. Be advised that the land where these trees grow is heavily overgrown with nettles and brambles and access therefore is challenging.

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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 16:46, Wed 4 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:09, Fri 27 August 2021

  • Dear Bromley Council, I am writing to report a copse of land by the Green Chain Walk next to Halls Farm Nursery and behind houses 7-11 in Autumn Grove. On two occasions large trees have fallen into the grounds of property in Autumn Grove. On one occasion, serious damage was caused to the property as a result. Upon recent inspection, it appears that all the trees on this copse of land have over the years have been ignored by the Council and further deterioration of the trees is occurring. As I understand it, the Council has a duty of care to it's tree stock and to the residents who live in the borough. Therefore, I am requesting that these beautiful native trees are pruned and that the the ivy that is strangulating them is cut back. This is a job that will need to be done on an infrequent basis, but it must be done very soon for the safety of the residents and to preserve the Green Values of our London borough.

    Posted anonymously at 12:41, Fri 10 September 2021

  • Works have been raised for the trees within Milk Site and with the contractor and are in hand to be completed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:31, Mon 20 September 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:49, Wed 22 September 2021

  • As far as we know, no work has been done to resolve this issue. The fallen tree has not been removed and the overhanging trees still pose a threat. Kindly advise your contractor to undertake the work that needs to be done.

    Posted by Laurens Verkade at 19:05, Wed 22 September 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 11:04, Fri 24 September 2021

  • Following discussions with the Council arborist in August, the following works were to be performed: “The programme of works for the tree’s adjacent to your garden rear boundary wall are as follows: “To cut and clear collapsed tree overhanging boundary wall. To sever ivy from base of trees adjacent to boundary. Remove dead/damaged branches from trees overhanging boundary wall” To the best of my knowledge none of the works detailed above have, as yet, taken place.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Fri 1 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:46, Tue 5 October 2021

  • We have investigated this report and the location is outside of the borough boundary. We have therefore referred the report to Southwark Council.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:26, Wed 13 October 2021

  • This is ridiculous: how can this small parcel of land, located firmly within the boundaries of the London Borough of Bromley, and for which the London Borough of Bromley has accepted responsibility on numerous occasions in the past, now suddenly be teleported to be within the Borough of Southwark?

    Posted by Laurens Verkade at 12:21, Wed 13 October 2021

  • This is London Borough of Bromley land and the responsibility for maintaining it lies with Bromley Council.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Laurens Verkade at 12:24, Wed 13 October 2021

  • Apologies, the update relating to Southwark was generated in error. A works order has been raised with our contractor regarding the reported issue.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:49, Wed 13 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:50, Wed 13 October 2021

  • I understand that this issue has low priority, but this has dragged on since August. Could you please advise when this might be taken care of?

    Posted anonymously at 09:03, Thu 25 November 2021

  • My apologies in the delay in the completion of the works, I have spoken to the contractor, the works are in hand to be completed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:11, Thu 25 November 2021

  • Sorry for the delay, due to unforeseen staffing issues this has been further delayed. We are currently trying to schedule these works in, and thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 20:17, Thu 16 December 2021

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