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Pavement & kerb line dangerous

Reported via desktop in the Road, Pavement and PROW Issues category anonymously at 11:05, Mon 15 November 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The area between Stanmore Terrace and Beckenham High Street has just been re-laid with new and wider paving, to include planters and a flower bed. While the work was going on large amounts of rubble were dug up and stored in the gutter and edge of pavement outside 4 Kelsey Park Road and up against a tree. The rubble was removed from time to time by a large grabber on a big lorry and the grabber often bashed against the kerb stones as it was dropped. I am sure it also bashed the tree as the lifting area was very tight. Anyhow, due to the weight of the rubble the kerb stones have been lifted and misaligned. Also the pavement adjacent to the kerb stones has been severely damaged and is heaving dangerously. The tree has also been damaged at the bottom and looks very unstable. Footfall in this area is now dodgy and the heaved pavements is being struck by car doors when they open them upon parking. Can the council arrange for an urgent inspection please and contact me to discuss it.

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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 11:06, Mon 15 November 2021

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:44, Mon 29 November 2021

  • Thank for your enquirer Had a site meeting with gang on 23/11/21 got them to sweep up the soil.Kerb damage do by tree roots

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted anonymously at 11:51, Mon 29 November 2021

  • It's a pity that the council inspector did not contact me on site as I requested. This is not just tree root damage. You can easily see deep gouges in the road tarmac where the mechanical grabber damaged the road in lifting the huge piles of rubble. There are also deep scratches and damage to the pavement surface from the grabber bucket. The bucket also whacked the kerb stones a few times, raising and moving them

    Posted anonymously at 12:58, Mon 29 November 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:33, Mon 13 December 2021

  • I have pass this onto the inspector to look at The damage is cause by the tree roots

    Posted anonymously at 14:14, Thu 16 December 2021

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