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Reported via desktop in the Street Cleansing and Litter category anonymously at 10:27, Sun 19 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Will someone, Tescos, Bromley Council, Veolia, please take responsibility and clear the rubbish, paper, tins, bottles, clothes, nappies from this corner. It is not only unsightly but also a health hazard. Thank You!

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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 10:28, Sun 19 June 2022

  • Thank you for your report as the area reported is private property and owned by Tesco’s it will be Tesco’s responsibility to cleans the car park and they can be contacted on 03456779241

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:02, Mon 20 June 2022

  • We have investigated this report and found the location is not the responsibility of Bromley Council (such as private property or an unadopted road). We are unable to progress this report further and advise you contact the responsible party.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:07, Mon 20 June 2022

  • This area concerned is the pavement through and alongside the shrubbery , not the Tesco Car Park. Where does Bromley Council's responsibility finish and Tesco's begin? If it is a main public throughfare that is affected, then surely it is for Bromley Council to resolve or, at least, liaise with Tesco to resolve and not simply to pass the buck and deny responsibility.

    Posted anonymously at 17:33, Mon 20 June 2022

  • Good day, Thank you for your additional comments and the area in question alongside the shrubbery around/outside the Tesco Car Park. We have passed this to the manager responsible for this area for their action and attention.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:14, Tue 21 June 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:26, Tue 28 June 2022

  • Very Many Thanks for taking action, but the job is only half done. Most of the litter has been removed from the pathway, but seems to have been redistributed into the shrubbery. Either that, or no one has taken responsibility for ensuring that the shrubbery has also been cleared and the black plastic sacks and 'rubbish' which has accumulated over time removed. Please, Tesco and Bromley Council, act together on this and ensure that the area remains clean and clear. Thank You.

    Posted anonymously at 08:01, Thu 30 June 2022

  • Good day, Thank you for your additional comments. We have passed these to the manager of our service provider responsible for this area for their action and attention.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:15, Thu 30 June 2022

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via:

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:38, Mon 4 July 2022

  • Rubbish! There is still a serious amount of 'garbage', black sacks, paper, tin cans, etc scattered amongst the shrubbery, so whoever has reported that the additional works have been completed is sadly mistaken. The 'additional work' remains to be done.

    Posted anonymously at 06:58, Fri 8 July 2022

  • Good morning, Sorry you have had to take the time to report this issue again. We have now passed this to Management for further investigation and to have the area checked and resolved asap.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:07, Fri 8 July 2022

  • Good day, While the footpaths through this area are subject to street cleansing by Bromley Council, the vegetation at this corner all falls under the ownership and responsibility of the adjacent Tesco store and its they who are responsible for the clearance of litter within the hedges and undergrowth there. We have raised this ongoing issue with them and our crews will continue to remove what is within our area of responsibility.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:11, Mon 11 July 2022

  • So, let me get this straight. The footpaths are Bromley Council's responsibility, but anything that may attract vermin, resulting in a possible health hazard, into the London Borough of Bromleyl is not within Bromley Council's remit? Surely it is your responsibility to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Tesco Elmers End to ensure that they actually maintain the shrubbery and to ensure that is is kept free of discarded food, bottles, cans, paper, clothes, nappies, plastic and all garbage and, also, to ensure that they actually do so, when your crews undertake their duties within their area of responsibility?

    Posted anonymously at 09:28, Mon 11 July 2022

  • As outlined above the area in question falls under the responsibility of Tesco’s. We will continue to liaise with the Tesco store to remind them of their responsibilities here. This report will now be closed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:45, Mon 11 July 2022

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

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:54, Mon 11 July 2022

  • Surely that matter does not simply 'close' by the London Borough of Bromley 'reminding' Tesco of their responsibilities, but continues until the London Borough of Bromley is confident that the site has been cleared of debris, continues to be cleared as and when required, and that the potential health hazard in attracting vermin to to an area used by local residents to has been minimized.

    Posted anonymously at 17:20, Mon 11 July 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 12:09, Tue 12 July 2022

  • I knew that it would be too good to last. This morning there was rubbish, paper, plastic, bottles, cans, nappies scattered all over the walkway and the shrubbery. Time for another tidy up, please.

    Posted anonymously at 13:28, Sun 21 August 2022

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