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Sycamore tree outside 7 Clifford Avenue lifting pavement and spreading over lawn

Reported via desktop in the Tree roots lifting pavement category anonymously at 09:19, Thursday 30 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Serious tripping hazard on pavement and lawn outside our house where my 93 year old mother lives. I have seen other users trip and there are a number of elderly residents who now walk in the road to avoid this hazard. The sycamore roots go acros our lawn. We have now been advised that they threaten the stability of the house foundations which we will discuss with our insurers

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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 09:19, Thursday 30 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:22, Friday 8 July 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A job is raised to crown reduce the Acer Crimson King and the tree will be maintained on a cycle of 3 yearly works to remove regrowth. If you have concerns that the tree is causing damage to your building structure, the London Borough of Sutton handles our tree related claims, please complete a claim form: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ customer-services/ insurance-claims

    The highways officer has organised for the footway to be repaired.

    Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:31, Friday 8 July 2022

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