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Weeds in tree pits

Reported in the Street weeds category anonymously at 14:03, Tue 16 September 2014

Sent to Bromley Council 2 minutes later

There are 2 tree pits along the north side of Crampton Road that have significant weed growth in them and have done for weeks.

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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 14:08, Tue 16 September 2014

  • Annually, there are three applications of weed spray, typically applied in spring, summer and early autumn on paved highways (subject to appropriate weather conditions). Once sprayed 'dieback' should occur within seven to ten days under normal conditions before the residue is removed through routine scheduled street cleaning activities.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:49, Wed 17 September 2014

  • Ok thanks for the information BUT these weeds have been here for over 10 days. Can you tell me when the last spray occurred and when the next one is due?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:44, Wed 17 September 2014

  • The next weed spraying programme is due to start on 29 September and will take about 4/5 weeks to cover the whole borough. The last spray began at the end of June '14. JS for JFA 18/9/14

    Posted anonymously at 11:59, Thu 18 September 2014

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    Ok thank you. I'll kee an eye out for that. Regarding the removal of the weeds after dieback it doesn't look like this has been done - see picture. Can this please be attended to urgently? Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Thu 18 September 2014

  • Tree pits will not be sprayed if the trees are 100mm or less thick, looking at your photo, both of these trees look under 100mm thick and the weeds will have to be manually removed. This is not a problem but I will need more information, could you please give me the house numbers of the effected tree pits which are located outside? This would be a great help with direction to our contractor. Many thanks, JR - 19/09/2014

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:45, Fri 19 September 2014

  • Thanks JR! The pits are the only ones on this road so shouldn't be too hard to find but for completeness they are outside 17/19. Thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 09:14, Wed 24 September 2014

  • Many thanks for this information and I've passed this on to our contractor who will deal with this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time, regards JR - 24/09/2014

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:50, Wed 24 September 2014

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:28, Tue 28 October 2014

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