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Overhanging vegetation (prickly shrubs) on LBB land

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction to Highway category anonymously at 16:31, Saturday 1 October 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The public footpath on the north side of the recreational green that runs between Oakley Road and Gravel Road is blocked by vegetation from shrubs that are planted on the strip of land between the grass area and housing boundary fences. This is usually reported twice a year and the contractors cut back the new growth and leave the established ‘hedging’ still extending onto the footpath. Pedestrians now have to walk onto a muddy strip as a result of recent cable laying alongside the exposed side of the footpath. As this is LBB land and not that of the property owners can the hedging which consists of mainly holly, hawthorn and pyracantha (very prickly) be cut right back so the footpath is completely exposed with a little extra taken off so the new growth doesn’t start to immediately cover the footpath.

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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 16:31, Saturday 1 October 2022

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:32, Tuesday 4 October 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:30, Wednesday 5 October 2022

  • This has not been fixed. As is usual, it’s just the new growth since its last trim that has been cut back. This hedge needs dealing with by cutting it back so the pavement is exposed. Alternatively LBB could widen the existing foot way so pedestrians can pass by without brushing past the new growth of brambles, pyracantha and holly branches.

    Posted anonymously at 13:58, Friday 7 October 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:21, Monday 10 October 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 12:15, Monday 17 October 2022

  • As of the time of writing LBB has not made such contact that you refer to in your last update closing down a report that still requires remedial action

    Posted anonymously at 13:34, Monday 17 October 2022

  • Contact has now been made. This will be closed monitored. Any LBB update re the dates and schedule for Winter pruning would be appreciated.

    Posted anonymously at 14:45, Monday 17 October 2022

  • The hedge has been cut back to allow easier passage for now, but we will be revisiting the site soon to complete a hard cutback, on this visit the hedge will be cut back along its entire length behind the path edge to allow full use of the footpath. If you have any other queries, please contact

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:08, Friday 28 October 2022

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

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:08, Friday 28 October 2022

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