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Trees growing through and potentially damaging railings alongside river.

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 11:53, Sun 10 October 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

There are young trees growing through the metal railings on Clockhouse Road side alongside the Chaffinch brook. One is a sycamore tree which will damage the metal railings and compromise the river in some way and affect safety. Sycamores can grow huge! There are many large plants that are overhanging the river between Forster and Clockhouse. From Forster Rd these plants are difficult to maintain or prune from own property because of the fences without branches falling into the river. This river needs maintaining please especially in present climate of potential floods!! Thank you.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:53, Sun 10 October 2021

  • Bromley Council are not responsible for maintaining private trees. Further information on your rights and options for dealing with overhanging trees from neighbouring private land can be found at the Citizen's Advice website:

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:39, Mon 11 October 2021

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