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Tree damaging bridge structure

Reported via desktop in the Tree roots lifting pavement category anonymously at 09:51, Sat 8 July 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4762968.

Southside of A222, this tree is growing in the foundations of the bridge structure and in time will seriously damage it. It needs to be removed and killed (sadly). (PS this is the third time this has happened - previous tree poisoning has not been effective. Please note that whilst the tree is on private land, Cllr Colin Smith has on both previous occasions requested that the matter be dealt with to avoid future cost to the Council)

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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 09:51, Sat 8 July 2023

  • Bromley Council are not responsible for maintaining private trees. Further information on your rights and options for dealing with overhanging trees from neighbouring private land can be found at the Citizen's Advice website: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:13, Wed 12 July 2023

  • We have just referred the matter to Councillor Colin Smith again who on at least two previous occasions (eg https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 3065096 and https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 350214 and https://www.fixmystreet.com/ report/ 2376911 ) has arranged for this work to be done because in the long term it is in the Council's best interests as it avoids costly repairs to the publicly owned bridge.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:19, Wed 12 July 2023

  • Further works are necessary to resolve the issue and have been scheduled for action.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:22, Wed 12 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:25, Wed 12 July 2023

  • Thank you for your additional comments. Works have been issued to cut and poison the self seeded tree in proximity the culverted bridge. Thank you for your patience while this issue is resolved.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:27, Wed 12 July 2023

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:46, Fri 25 August 2023

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:54, Mon 23 October 2023

  • These works have been added to our priority list to be completed. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:46, Mon 4 December 2023

  • Due to three recent storms which has resulted in a high volume of tree related emergency callouts which the teams are making progress working their way through. The storm clear up process may impact causing delays for routine works raised for enquiries. The contractor is in hand to revisit site to remove and poison self-sets. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:53, Monday 29 January 2024

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