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Overhanging trees from the alleyway behind Aylesford Avenue.

Reported in the Public Tree related issue category anonymously at 08:19, Mon 21 May 2018 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council 1 minute later

These trees are now seriously encroaching on our back garden and we are losing a lot of natural daylight with the branches overhanging our garden. This is our third attempt to have something done about it to no avail. We were previously told that they were privately owned by the residents of the houses opposite the alleyway but this is a communal access to the back of the houses for Altyre Way and the trees are not in any private gardens. The alleyway lies within the Bromley boundary.

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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 08:24, Mon 21 May 2018

  • If the alley is privately owned, Bromley Council will not attend.

    Ownership can be checked via https://www.gov.uk/ government/ organisations/ land-registry

    Posted anonymously at 13:00, Mon 21 May 2018

  • 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 15:54, Tue 22 May 2018

  • The operative word is IF!

    Bromley Council must attend if the alley is public property.

    Posted anonymously at 16:11, Tue 22 May 2018

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