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Horsetail on pavement

Reported via iOS in the Road, Pavement and PROW Issues category anonymously at 22:16, Monday 9 May 2022

Sent to Bromley Council 5 minutes later

Horsetail is back with a vengeance on Hillview Road. It’s everywhere. Particularly bad patches outside number 29 and along the long wall opposite the green at Hillview Crescent. It’s highly invasive and destructive, pushes up paving slabs and needs spraying before it goes to seed. It is also present in some of the tree pits.

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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 22:22, Monday 9 May 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:50, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • This has not been fixed.

    Firstly, what has been addressed has been ripped out rather than sprayed. That is the worst thing you can do with horsetail and it comes back in more places and stronger if you leave any root remnants behind. It must be sprayed. Your contractors should know this for such an invasive plant. If they don’t that’s a concern.

    Secondly, it has only been removed from the one location I photographed. But I explained in the report that it is all over Hillview Road, in the pavement and some of the tree pits. I also specifically mentioned the stretch of wall opposite the green on Hillview Crescent but this hasn’t been touched. I am uploading further pictures but I am only allowed to upload 3 photographs and the weed is present in over 40 locations. The entire road needs weed killer spraying before it starts to lift the pavements. This is a highly invasive plant.

    Posted anonymously at 09:43, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • Adding photographs of example locations

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:44, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • Thank you for your additional comments. We have passed these to Management of our service provider for their attention and comments.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:45, Friday 13 May 2022

  • Good day, Thank you for your report. Photos and location have been taken and highlighted to our weed spraying contractor for their attention. Once sprayed and dieback has occurred this will be cleared under normal routine cleansing. This report will now be closed. Regards,

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:29, Tuesday 17 May 2022

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

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:36, Tuesday 17 May 2022

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