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A mobile generator is being used by the corner shop, which contravenes numerous regulations.

Reported via desktop in the Road, Pavement and PROW Issues category by Roger Wannell at 15:44, Monday 16 May 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

There is a temporary mobile generator, providing electricity to the shop. This is being used at least 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is situated on the public pavement, 1m from the door to the shop. This unit should be located at least 6m away from the door to the shop. There is no guarding to protect members of the public while it is running. The noise from the unit is excessive, this is a residential road, therefore the unit should be in a ventilated acoustic enclosure. Temporary, so far it has been running for at least 10 days, including 2 weekends. It appears this issue has not been given the urgency that it requires.

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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 15:45, Monday 16 May 2022

  • This generator is causing significant noise and air pollution in a populated area. It is on the pavement thereby a danger to small children who have to pass it. This is totally unacceptable.

    Posted by Peter Burnett at 20:33, Monday 16 May 2022

  • The mobile generator has been running for nearly two weeks providing power to the corner shop on the high street. It is situated on the public pavement causing a potential trip hazard. This is a residential road, the generator is a noise pollutant which is totally unacceptable in addition to lowering the tone of the road. Please can this issue be addressed as a matter of urgency. Thank you

    Posted by Paula Kelly at 21:00, Monday 16 May 2022

  • As the issue concerns rubbish on an area which is not public highway or is regarding pest control this report has been passed to Environmental Health to investigate and is now closed on FixMyStreet. For information, enforcement action against rubbish will be taken depending on the nature of the accumulation. Bromley Council only have powers to enforce the removal of rubbish which contains material that could attract pests or pose a risk to public health.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:05, Tuesday 17 May 2022

  • You have marked this item as "closed" but its not as the generator is still running, still polluting the atmosphere and still providing a hazard to pedestrians on a public pavement. Your "closure" relates to a completely different report concerning rubbish.

    Posted by Paul Bussy at 11:45, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • Our apologies regarding the incorrect update applied previously. Our Enforcement Team have attended the site and spoken to the relevant parties; the generator will be removed from the highway today by those parties.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:11, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • Bromley Council have contacted the responsible party to resolve the reported issue. If the issue reoccurs please notify us or provide further comments to this report

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:11, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • You keep closing this, it is still running, still polluting the air, the noise is unbearable

    Posted anonymously at 23:02, Monday 23 May 2022

  • The generator has been moved from the public highway, further concerns with the use of the generator have been passed to our Environmental Health to investigate. They do not work on FixMyStreet and so this report will now be closed.

    Noise related issues should be reported to us online via: a_to_z/ service/ 151/ noise

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:20, Tuesday 24 May 2022

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