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Bollards

Reported via desktop in the Unlicenced skip/materials on Highway category anonymously at 17:38, Tue 6 December 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The locks on the Bollards have been deliberately broken removed & large truckers are being driven through them. I took photos of the last rule breakers & reg number for your attention.These two men removed the bollards drove the truck through then replaced the bollards & broken lock. This is now becoming a big problem for Fox Hill residents as these huge trucks are mounting the pavement and causing damage not only to the pavement but also the curbs….Fox Hill is more of a Lane then a road. The system you have in place is simply not working and needs to be rethought. This is the second time in a matter of months that I’ve reported this situation with truck drivers causing damage to the bollards and breaking off locks to drive through heavy good’s vehicles…..please sort this problem out please.

Mr G A Burgess.

( resident)

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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 17:39, Tue 6 December 2022

  • This report has been referred to our Traffic Management Team who are responsible for the way traffic is managed on Bromley's roads; including, but not limited to, implementing new road markings and signage in relation to road safety and parking; walking and cycling improvements, including identifying locations for new cycle racks and installing Vehicle Activated speed signs - however, please note that responsibility for enforcing speed limits rests with the Police.

    Where requests are made for changes, our Traffic Management Team will consider all requests but often there is a need for a full investigation, planning and consultation within the local area particularly around proposed new traffic schemes, and any considerations must be balanced with borough-wide priorities. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet and our Traffic Management Team will consider this matter.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:44, Thu 8 December 2022

  • Having reported this issue nothing has taken place to correct this issue. Over large lorry’s continue to pile down our tiny road Fox Hill. I like other residents are paying council tax of over £140 per month, yet Bromley council are failing its residents!

    Please sort this problem out.

    Thank you,

    Mr G A Burgess

    Posted anonymously at 14:37, Tue 20 December 2022

  • Having sent you detailed information about the bollards in Fox Hill, that have been vandalised by truck drivers and is allowing them to remove these bollards to drive heavy goods vehicles through, damaging not only the bollards themselves but also the road & pavements, you have failed to respond or deal with the problem. This is not only extremely frustrating for us the residents but incredibly disappointing.

    Would you be so slow on the up-take if one had not paid their council tax? I dare say not!

    May I ask that you put this urgent problem at the top of your list and send someone out to deal with this issue.

    Thanks,

    Mr G A Burgess

    Posted anonymously at 09:11, Wed 28 December 2022

  • I have asked our Traffic Department to respond to you directly. Thank you for the information regarding the broken padlock. I have requested our contractor Riney's attend and refit a new one.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 18:12, Tuesday 3 January 2023

  • Please accept our apologies over the delay to responding. I have asked Traffic to contact you as soon as possible to your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:37, Wednesday 4 January 2023

  • I have discussed the width restrictor repairs with our contractor today and he is arranging for a replacement post and padlock. Please accept our apologies over the delay.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:14, Monday 9 January 2023

  • Thank you for your recent update re-bollards on Fox Hill.

    You mentioned the damaged bollard is to be replaced and new padlock fitted? All four padlocks have been broken / vandalised and two bollards have been badly damaged…..please make your contractor aware of this current situation.

    I believe the bollards area needs re-thinking, something stronger, more of a deterrent to the lawbreakers and vandals, to stop this from happening as often, as it does.

    Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 19:08, Monday 9 January 2023

  • Hoping the new bollards and new padlocks will be put in place to prevent the enormous trucks and vans steamrolling down our street…..Fox Hill was not built for such heavy duty vehicles!

    I look forward to seeing the results.

    Thanks

    (Resident)

    Posted anonymously at 23:22, Tuesday 10 January 2023

  • 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 11:51, Friday 13 January 2023

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