Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 13:18, Wednesday 11 May 2022
Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later
The tree outside my property at 11 Broomfield Road is extremely crooked and leaning over my property, including my car. Apart from the mess it causes, it also blocks the sunlight and rain from my flower bed. Could it please be cut back?
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 13:19, Wednesday 11 May 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 10:41, Monday 16 May 2022
As you can see from the image, the tree is blocking the light from a large portion of my front garden. I am not asking for the entire branch to be removed, but just to cut back the vigorous growth that's taken place this year. This will allow light and rainfall to reach my garden. Thank you
Posted anonymously at 16:03, Monday 23 May 2022
No action is to be taken regarding the reported tree, please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020) the Council will not prune trees in relation to the following:
• Branches overhanging properties - residents have the right to exorcise their right under Common Law to prune back branches to their property boundary;
• Where a tree is thought be overly large;
• Interference with satellite, TV or other media reception;
• Branches and/or limbs in physical contact with telephone wires - telephone wires are plastic coated and faults on the line are very rarely caused by contact with branches;
• Excessive leaf fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any leaf litter falling on their properties themselves. Leaf fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.
• Fruit fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any fruit falling on their properties themselves. Fruit fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.
• Problems associated with pollen.
• Excreta caused by insects or birds: honeydew (aphid excreta) and bird droppings are not sticky sap are not recognised in law as a ‘legal nuisance’
• Obstruction of view: there are no rights associated with maintaining trees in accordance with maintaining views in British law
• Lack of light: there is no ‘Right to light’ (or shade) in British law.
Posted by Bromley Council at 11:35, Tuesday 24 May 2022