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Dangerous public benches

Reported via desktop in the Parks and Greenspace category by Steve Barnes at 16:59, Wednesday 12 January 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Moderated by Bromley Council at 17:12, Wednesday 12 January 2022

I have been reporting the poor state of these benches on the green in the middle of Downe village for some time (via [officer] at Bromley Council). They need replacing. To date no action has been taken. Today, a visitor sat on one bench and was nearly injured. The benches need to be CONDEMNED and replaced ASAP. They are a DANGER TO THE PUBLIC

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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 17:00, Wednesday 12 January 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:39, Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • Still no progress on these benches................

    Posted by Steve Barnes at 15:47, Monday 31 January 2022

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:01, Thursday 10 February 2022

  • I've had an email from the Council officer on this subject (= good). HOWEVER, this report CANNOT be closed until the solution is in place. Please leave it open

    Posted anonymously at 18:52, Thursday 10 February 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 19:14, Thursday 10 February 2022

  • Still nothing done regarding replacement benches. These are a danger to the public

    Posted by Steve Barnes at 17:01, Wednesday 2 March 2022

  • Benches still not attended to on 9 March 2022

    Posted by Steve Barnes at 17:20, Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Further works are necessary to resolve the issue and have been scheduled for action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:37, Thursday 10 March 2022

  • It is probably about a YEAR since I first drew Bromley Councils attention to these public benches. They are is desperate need of replacement - and - as previously reported - one is dangerous and has collapsed. Despite updates - and e-mails from the Officer concerned NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ! Please give me a date when they will be replaced - the next communication from me will be to Council Leader Colin Smith !!!

    Posted by Steve Barnes at 10:38, Tuesday 12 April 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:19, Wednesday 13 April 2022

  • To see the dilapidated bench picture. We put hazard tape around the bench, as it had collapsed when a visitor sat on it. People have removed the tape and are still attempting to sit on it. The Council will need to prepare for an injury claim - you cannot say you were not warned !

    Posted by Steve Barnes at 12:24, Tuesday 19 April 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:11, Wednesday 27 April 2022

  • Please accept our apologies for the delay. These benches have now been ordered and will be installed very soon.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:33, Thursday 12 May 2022

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