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Dangerous Fence Alterations

Reported via desktop in the Road, Pavement and PROW Issues category anonymously at 10:42, Monday 10 January 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The fence on along the footpath from Burnham Way to Kent House Lane (opposite Millbrook Distribution & Spares) has been clad in tall corrugated sheeting which in high winds puts the fence structure under strain and threatens safety of any pedestrians using the footpath (i.e. the sheeting acts as a sail in the wind).

The construction and footings for the fence is only engineered for a mesh fence that wind loads will easily pass through with little resistance.

Last year the fence was badly damaged during winds, and was leaning into the footpath. It was repaired and sheeting was reduced. I might add that repairs appeared inadequate (scaffold poles and timber wedged into the footings to prop them up!!).

However it now seems the landlord of the adjacent property has added more cladding to the fence, and also stacked a vehicle that hang over the boundary!!

If the fence was to fall onto a pedestrian (i.e. quite likely during high wins), I am certain it could easily kill someone and should be investigated immediately before someone is seriously hurt.

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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 10:44, Monday 10 January 2022

  • This report has been passed to our Building Control Team who are responsible for enforcing building regulations that aim to achieve adequate standards of building work during construction and investigate any structural concerns. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet and our Building Control team will consider the matter. Many thanks and kind regards, JPR - 11/01/2022

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:54, Tuesday 11 January 2022

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:58, Tuesday 11 January 2022

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