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Column No 11 Beckenham Lane

Reported via mobile in the Street Lighting and Road Signs category anonymously at 12:39, Sunday 24 April 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Now due to much reduced arm length on the top of the columns since the fitting of LED lanterns and this one now due to new column replacement with post top entry lamp ....the lamp is now completely enveloped in tree vegetation from coniferous tree and very little light from it gets to light the pavement and road at night on one side of 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 12:39, Sunday 24 April 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:47, Wednesday 27 April 2022

  • 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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:06, Wednesday 4 May 2022

  • We have notified the responsible party of their duties and responsibilities and informed them that further enforcement action may be taken if the issue is not resolved. For overhanging vegetation reports please allow 28 days for the responsible party to arrange action before notifying us of any continued obstruction.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:36, Tuesday 17 May 2022

  • Thank you for contacting Bromley council with your concerns regarding a tree blocking the lamp column here. as this is a conservation area, extra time will be needed for consideration for a tree preservation order.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:39, Tuesday 17 May 2022

  • Rather than all this bother of trimming tree branches/ sending out notices to property owners etc ....why can’t the exception be made for these particular columns where an arm is put on top of column that reaches out beyond the tree / vegetation cover with a side entry lantern rather than post top. TFL have been doing this along the A21 from Locksbottom to Bromley with their current Street lighting improvement works replacing old LBB columns with SON lamps with new columns and LED lamps...many as post top but where there are lots of trees they’ve put metre length arms on .

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Tuesday 17 May 2022

  • Please be advised that Bromley Council would not be able to recover the cost of such works from the responsible party should it proceed as you suggest, above. This is why overhanging vegetation affecting public highways is progressed as per the provisions of relevant legislation as this ensures the responsible party pays for the works required to resolve the issue and not the taxpayer.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:38, Wednesday 18 May 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:01, Wednesday 8 June 2022

  • We have notified the responsible party of their duties and responsibilities and informed them that further enforcement action may be taken if the issue is not resolved. For overhanging vegetation reports please allow 28 days for the responsible party to arrange action before notifying us of any continued obstruction.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:44, Thursday 23 June 2022

  • Again I refer back to my comment above ....: Rather than all this bother of trimming tree branches/ sending out notices to property owners etc ....why can’t the exception be made for these particular columns where an arm is put on top of column that reaches out beyond the tree / vegetation cover with a side entry lantern rather than post top. Until a few years ago ALL of the columns along Beckenham Lane and other streets in Bromley had 1-2 metre length bracket arms on them regardless of tree vegetation. When the LED lamps were fitted LBB took it upon themselves to cut the arms to practically nothing or as in the case of this column in question put a post top entry lamp on thus in some cases putting the lamps amongst tree vegetation! Just because of a change in lighting policy ....why do homeowners suddenly have to start receiving orders to cut back trees especially high up branches? Surely LBB should make exceptions and put on bracketed arms in these instances ?!

    Posted anonymously at 11:06 today

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