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Pavement Blocked By Tree Growth

Reported via desktop in the Pavement Defect category anonymously at 10:05, Tue 15 August 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4893106.

A large tree was felled by Bromley contractors however the stump was not removed. The tree has come back to life and the growth has totally overgrown the footpath which is now no longer visible and cannot be walked on/accessed without going onto the road.

This is dangerous, please remove the growth and tree stump so this does not happen again.

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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 10:06, Tue 15 August 2023

  • Can you please address this as a matter of urgency. I see it was already reported on the 15th August. This is a major safety issue that needs urgent attention. Many Thanks Local Resident

    Posted anonymously at 11:25, Thu 31 August 2023

  • This is now growing into the road and could easily scratch passing cars.

    Please action as quickly as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 12:42, Thu 31 August 2023

  • This problem has not yet been addressed and is causing a major hazard. The unknown specie growing out of the tree stump has huge, multiple and dangerous thorns (2cms long) and could easily cause serious injury to a passer by. This growth has now completely blocked the pavement necessitating pedestrians to walk in the road. Please remove this growth and the tree stump urgently.

    Posted anonymously at 16:57, Sun 10 September 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:51, Wed 13 September 2023

  • Bravo Bromley council, going on two weeks since instructing your contractor and no work has taken place. The local children do love choosing between being hit by thorns in the face or walking in the road. Kudos to you

    Posted anonymously at 21:49, Mon 25 September 2023

  • Dear Bromley Council. I plan to take over the entire area of Beckenham as you are yet to trim my bushells. I shall then slowly advance towards the civic cente. See you soon, love from Mr Bush

    Posted anonymously at 21:53, Mon 25 September 2023

  • Dear Bromley Council. Today I have turned over a new leaf, both physically and metaphorically. Can we start a fresh? Please see the attached photo as an olive branch to you. I'd really like my bushells tidied, or preferably my whole existence to be ended. I cannot keep getting bigger. Kind regards Mr Bush

    Posted anonymously at 18:11, Tue 26 September 2023

  • Contractors attended yesterday 5.10.23 - but only removed half of the dangerous bush growth. Please see photos of remaining bushes. Please can the contractors urgently re-attend and remove the remaining growth which is dangerous as it is blocking the pavement and is populated by very large and dangerous thorns.

    Posted anonymously at 16:32, Fri 6 October 2023

  • Yes, only a half a job done by the contractors. Can you get them back asap to sort out. Hopefully it wont take as long to sort as the previous response time. Also, I assume the contractors will not try and charge twice for one job that should have been addressed on their visit.

    Posted anonymously at 17:46, Fri 6 October 2023

  • Thank you for the comments, apologises for the delay, I have contacted our contractor to return and complete the job correctly and as soon as possible. Again, apologises for the lack of action by our contractors.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:43, Wed 11 October 2023

  • It is now two weeks since you said you would contact your contractors. The dangerous overgrowth has still not been removed. Please get your contractors to attend as a matter of urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 18:28, Wed 25 October 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, our contractors are works through a long list of health and safety works. The list of works will be a little longer because of the weather. We appreciate your patience in the matter, our contractor will get there.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:12, Thu 2 November 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:34, Wed 8 November 2023

  • This still hasn't been completed, at 6.30am today the bush was still present as the removal wasn't completed in the initial work that was performed.

    Posted anonymously at 10:49, Wed 8 November 2023

  • It is not fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Wed 8 November 2023

  • First reported 15 August and almost 3 months later and still not done. An unbelievable bad service.

    Posted anonymously at 18:42, Thu 9 November 2023

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:19, Fri 17 November 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:18, Wednesday 10 January 2024

  • Why is this still going on? 5 months since the first complaint.

    Note the shoots are still poking through the tarmac and are a trip hazard.

    Please resolve thoroughly.

    Posted anonymously at 11:13, Wednesday 10 January 2024

  • We are aware that the contractors must return to site. They are currently prioritizing storm clear up work.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:47, Thursday 11 January 2024

  • The work to remove the obstruction and treat the stump for regrowth are complete. The tree which was removed at this location was a Robinia pseudoacacia. This species of tree is prone to prolific suckering from a cut stump. The stump has now been treated for a second time with a herbicide using a drill and plug methodology. We will continue to monitor the situation for future regrowth and re-treat as required.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:42, Thursday 22 February 2024

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:00, Friday 23 February 2024

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