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Tree too big damaging footway

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 16:11, Mon 29 May 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4607515.

Tree too big for its location, causing footway (& possible services) damage and discharging sap on parked cars below on both sides of the road causing outlay for cleaning vehicles

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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 16:13, Mon 29 May 2023

  • This tree has been inspected and no action is to be taken regarding the reported tree. Bromley will only undertake works to a tree for an identified health & safety or highway obstruction issue. Please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ download/ 422/ tree-management) the Council will not prune trees in relation to the following: • Branches overhanging properties • 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 • Excessive leaf fall • Fruit fall • Problems associated with pollen • Excreta caused by insects or birds • Obstruction of view • Lack of light. The situation will be reviewed cyclically as part of our programme of tree condition surveys and safety inspections.

    Please note as per the 1984 Telecommunications Act, all service providers are responsible for maintaining their own overhead line infrastructure. In the case of phone cables, please contact OpenReach as they are responsible for the repair and upkeep of these lines including pruning back of street trees.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:19, Tue 30 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:12, Thu 1 June 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 11:47, Thu 1 June 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:25, Wed 7 June 2023

  • In addition to still damaging garden walls and the pavement (footway), the tree is now obstruction larger vehicles.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Tue 27 June 2023

  • If you believe a Council-maintained tree is causing damage to your property you will need to complete a claim form. Bromley currently have a shared Insurance Service with Sutton Council and an online claim form can be completed and submitted via Sutton’s website: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/ info/ 200436/ customer_services/ 1146/ insurance_service/ 2

    As per above, no further tree works will be undertaken at this time. Our contractor has reported that they have completed the footway repairs.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:44, Tue 27 June 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.