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Trees overgrown boundary at the rear of 29 Whitehall Road

Reported via mobile in the Public Trees category anonymously at 11:11, Wednesday 12 January 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

A branch has recently fallen into our back garden, (29 Whitehall Road) please can these overgrown trees be cut back. They now badly over hang most of the gardens that back onto Whitehall Park and are a potential danger as most of us have small children and could damage garden furniture, sheds etc if larger branches come down in the future. The trees have also been allowed to grow very tall - I have seen the contractor who visits to do one tree at a time, would it not make sense and also be cost affective to spend the day and go along the boundary line of all the trees? I have been asking and reporting this issue for a few years now.

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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 11:12, Wednesday 12 January 2022

  • Thank you for the inquiry, a job has been raised in conjunction with this inquiry.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:48, Monday 17 January 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:50, Monday 17 January 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:46, Wednesday 9 February 2022

  • My apologies that your enquiry has an unresolved status. Our contractor has been notified to take appropriate action. Please note the number of emergency callouts raised as result of damage caused by recent storms (Eunice & Franklin) may delay completion. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:54, Friday 4 March 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:20, Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:14, Wednesday 6 April 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:47, Wednesday 27 April 2022

  • The tree surgeons have been and cut back a few lower branches and stopped due to wind/weather and said to a neighbour they would return the following week which they did but they moved onto another tree. There is still a lot of tree that is over hanging the garden boundaries and we have 4/5 trees at the back of our garden whereas others only have 1 or 2 and I am concerned about them falling in the future. A tree behind number 15/17 was cut back very well last week and I’m frustrated that the same hasn’t been adopted for the other trees in this area?

    Posted anonymously at 14:22, Wednesday 4 May 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for the enquiry, I have contacted our contractor regarding your report of the works needing completion, I am awaiting a response regrading a time frame for this to be reattended. Your patience in the matter is greatly appreciated.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:26, Friday 6 May 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:01, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • First image shows tree behind #15 - it has been completely thinned out and cut back and down - excellent job - WHY can’t the rest of the trees be given the same attention? A fellow neighbour just had a large branch fall and smash onto their fence and gate, causing damage - her daughter was playing in the garden at the time this happened, fortunately she was unharmed. I was INSIDE my kitchen with the back door shut and heard a gate being kicked open I though, that’s how loud it was, the branch snapping and crashing into the fence below. The other two photos show the trees behind us - we have 4 massive trees directly behind our wall which are badly over hanging the garden and are blocking out the light in the afternoon/evening. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 23:30, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • So annoying - the “first photo” I refer to in my last post is now the middle photo - the order has be changed when I saved the post? So the tree in the middle image has been cut back really well 😤

    Posted anonymously at 23:35, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, a job has been raised on the tree that snapped a limb, this has been passed on to our contractor to action. We are limited by the Tree Management Strategy to the action we can take on pruning trees, we do not prune trees because they are big, this is bad arboricultral practice, trees that grow over boundaries are down in the strategy not to be pruned. Please see the link below to the Tree Management Strategy for further information.

    Https://www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/file/3334/tree_management_strategy_2016-2020

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:18, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • The works are in hand to be completed as a priority, thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:55, Wednesday 25 May 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:12, Monday 20 June 2022

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