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Trees overgrown

Reported via mobile in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 12:38, Thu 31 August 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4944876.

Public trees need pruning as the overhang the properties and debris blocks the gutters. I've had to get the front gutters cleaned three times this summer!! Also the trees drop sap on on the front that has to be regularly cleaned as it causes all the dust and seeds from the trees to stick to the ground and windows. Besides this the trees have started to restrict light coming through the windows.

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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 12:39, Thu 31 August 2023

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:59, Tue 5 September 2023

  • Lamp post number in picture. It at the junction of Maple Road and Jasmine Grove Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 07:39, Wed 6 September 2023

  • What is happening regarding the overgrown trees? Has this been closed? If so what are the reasons

    Posted anonymously at 08:01, Mon 11 September 2023

  • Nothing has been done or no notification provided

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:56, Mon 11 September 2023

  • 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 09:04, Mon 25 September 2023

  • Dead Resident, Bromley council dose not prune trees because of leave fall/ Bird droppings. Please look at link bellow.

    Www.bromley.gov.uk/trees/council-maintained-trees/2

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:18, Tue 26 September 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 13:57, Tue 26 September 2023

  • No work has been carried out! The blocking of the gutters incur an additional cost to the home owners. You mention that you do not prune trees for falling leaves and bird dropping the later is not an issue but sap is as it blackens walls and pavements! Nomention is fone regarding light restriction into the rooms.

    If you do not prune or pollard trees why is it not done in Maple Road? You can not argue that its not done in Bromley as it it is evident in the likes of Berbeck Road and Ravenscroft Road! Why is it done in those streets and not here in Maple Road. Another reason is the the trees block out light on the street at night and recently we have had a burglery up the road. Dark streets do not help the residents but aids the burglers.

    Is you did come and exanime the trees you should have noticed the number of dead branches on the tree. These will break off in windy conditions.

    Posted anonymously at 16:25, Tue 26 September 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, No action is to be taken regarding the reported tree, please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (Tree management – London Borough of Bromley) the Council will not prune trees in relation to the following:

    • Branches overhanging properties - residents have the right to exorcise their right under Common Law to prune back branches to their property boundary.

    • 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 - telephone wires are plastic coated and faults on the line are very rarely caused by contact with branches.

    • Excessive leaf fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any leaf litter falling on their properties themselves. Leaf fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Fruit fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any fruit falling on their properties themselves. Fruit fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Problems associated with pollen.

    • Excreta caused by insects or birds: honeydew (aphid excreta) and bird droppings are not sticky sap are not recognised in law as a ‘legal nuisance’

    • Obstruction of view: there are no rights associated with maintaining trees in accordance with maintaining views in British law

    • Lack of light: there is no ‘Right to light’ (or shade) in British law.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:54, Wed 11 October 2023

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