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Tall uncut grass verges

Reported via mobile in the Grass needs cutting category anonymously at 17:12, Mon 15 May 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4557584.

Because the grass verges have not been cut the grass in very tall and full of weeds unfortunately dog walkers are allowing their dogs to use it as a toilet and not picking up because is can’t be seen it smells and is a health hazard

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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 17:13, Mon 15 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:12, Tue 16 May 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:35, Wed 7 June 2023

  • The grass verges have been cut but the grass which was very long has been left on the verge it is now dry and has blown into the gutter waiting for the next rain storm to block the rain from flowing away down the drains. The areas around trees have been left long and untidy apparently for the flys and bees and dog excrement to inhabit. This makes the area very untidy when and area is left untidy and unkept people tend to treat it as a slum and throw their litter around. We have the massive Foxes field and woods stretching from Foxes Field to Elmstead Lane for flys bees foxes etc to inhabit why do the grass verges need to be left untidy and uncut also. I have lived in Mottingham for 45 years and have never seen the grass areas look so unkept and awful it’s almost as if Bromley Council want it to become a slum area for goodness sake smarten up Mottingham and get it looking good again

    Posted anonymously at 18:11, Wed 7 June 2023

  • The Council’s approach to grass cutting and tree protection management was reviewed in April 2022. Further to this, our grass cutting teams are under instruction to leave a 0.5m circle around tree bases to create a safe buffer regardless of the size of the tree, to prevent mechanical damage. The uncut buffer zone also provides insects a natural habitat and is based on the Bromley Council biodiversity policy and new wildlife friendly vegetation management approach implemented across Bromley’s verges.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:32, Mon 12 June 2023

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