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Cedar Tree (TPO?) St Mary's Church Graveyard

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 16:41, Sun 19 September 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

I understand that Bromley Council is responsible for maintenance of this church graveyard and the cedar tree and 4 limes are under TPO's. There is much concern about the large cedar which overhangs the pavement of College Road. This recently shed a limb on to the pavement and could do again, potentially endangering a pedestrian. I wish to know when this and the 4 limes were last inspected for safety and when the last time maintenance was carried out please?. The 2 tall limes nearest the church entrance porch are also causing a nuisance to the building. The leaves and fruit husks are constantly blocking the porch gutters. The church is unable to constantly clear these and may well result in rain ingression if allowed to continue without substantial pruning/crown lifting of these trees. .

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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 16:42, Sun 19 September 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:46, Sun 26 September 2021

  • Resident called states part of the works complete, however the 2 conifers touching roof of church & lime trees that block church gutters with leaves

    Posted anonymously at 09:24, Fri 26 November 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:13, Wednesday 12 January 2022

  • These works have been added to our priority list to be completed asap. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:41, Tuesday 15 February 2022

  • Resident called in regard to this - advised one of the trees in st marys church yard - as you face the church it is on the far left a fur tree a large branch has broken off this and hanging down by the bark of the tree - poses a threat as the church house is used a play group please can these trees be looked in to

    Posted anonymously at 12:10, Tuesday 22 February 2022

  • The works raised for the tree as part of the enquiry are in hand to be completed as part of a priority list, please note that recent Storms; Eunice & Franklin may cause delays in the completion of this. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Please could new occurrences/issues be raised as separate new enquiries.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:53, Friday 25 February 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:45, Thursday 7 April 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:04, Thursday 7 April 2022

  • The 5 lime trees in front St Mary's ,Plaistow churchyard, College Road, have now been pruned back by All Angel Tree Care. The dangerous limb on Cedar has been removed. Have already reported about difficulties to Council maintaining TPO trees at above address. Although having already emailed Council trees re yew trees needing pruning will now submit a separate report.

    Posted anonymously at 12:44, Thursday 7 April 2022

  • Thank you for your comments. We request that separate issues are raised as new enquiries. This enquiry will automatically be closed down.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:21, Monday 11 April 2022

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