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Want's cutting back

Reported via desktop in the Private Tree overhanging highway category anonymously at 12:25, Tuesday 21 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Defecating and urination under the tree, hidden behind the lower growth, it is getting to be a joke.

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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 12:26, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, 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.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:26, Thursday 23 June 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.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:28, Thursday 23 June 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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:25, Thursday 23 June 2022

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:22, Friday 24 June 2022

  • The tree is the council's property not private, it is blocking the footpath, I have now tried cutting it back? better not perfect. It still wants cutting it back, their is still someone deprecating? there has not been nobody been as you said so, it needs doing badly.

    Posted anonymously at 13:42, Tuesday 12 July 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, a job has been raised and is with our contractor to action, I will speak with our contractor to make this a priority.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:07, Monday 18 July 2022

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