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Dangerous fencing and falling trees

Reported in the Enforcement category anonymously at 17:06, Wed 19 December 2018 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council 3 minutes later

Yet again another department, hopefully you can finally help where the entire bromley council have been unable. This ally way has been continually in a dangerous state that the council and the land owners both fail to agree upon who if libel for safety. The last council official informed me that the council was not responsible for the footpath at all and the land owner and letting agency also say its not there problem. I have been bringing this to you attention for the last couple of years and along with other residents have been trying to keep safe. The last incident was when the wood was set alight and burning down part of my fence. Now another tree which was burnt at the base has snapped and pushing over the fence and barbed wire. Can someone please come and look at this problem please.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:13, Wed 19 December 2018

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:52, Wednesday 2 January 2019

  • I have reported this issue time and time again to any and all departments that I can and still this issue is not resolved. This is now not only getting worse it is dangerous and if I find that someone has been injured because of the tree or the barbed wire I will forward these reports and picture to the party's involved so that they may take further action. I have myself been making safe what I can but now another tree has started to come down as you can see from the enclose pictures. I am more than willing to attend and discuss this if one of your staff ever comes to investigate. Mr Peter Fowler

    Posted anonymously at 12:59, Monday 14 January 2019

  • Still no effort has been made to dead with this problem, since last update tree fallen two thirds of way into ally and yet more rubbish has been dumped.

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Monday 28 January 2019

  • My partner and I use this path on daily basis and because of the fallen fence the alleyway has become very dangerous. Please look into the matter urgently.

    Posted by Ann-Margaret Polius at 07:34, Monday 4 February 2019

  • Still waiting Tree fallen further into ally still barbed wire hanging still no one from the council investigating ???????

    Posted by Peter Fowler at 09:53, Tuesday 5 February 2019

  • For over two years I have been reporting about t h e deterioration of the fencing and ally way. The oldest reference number being 1320831 on 24 th May 2018 reported that it had been passed on to your contractors, and report was closed. Someone from the Council came on site and said that the ally way was not under the jurisdiction of the council and would look into getting it closed and fencing secured, this was in June 2018. Since that date I have reported and sent pictures and NOTHING has been done Yesterday one of the burnt trees fell into the ally way, I keep propping it up but the fence still will not hold it up. The entire ally way is a dumping ground and nobody is dealing with it, the land owners are not maintaining the ground or fencing , the council will not even come and inspect it seriously. I have offered several times to meet one of your staff but its always just been left. Please can someone do something about this.

    Posted by Peter Fowler at 11:12, Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Our apologies for the delay in an update. The location has been inspected and Bromley Council have issued a notice to the relevant land owner instructing them to remove the obstruction and will be following this action up.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:43, Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Thank you for your recent confirmation that the land owner has been given notice of the condition of the alley way. Is it at all possibility for you to either send me their contact details or you forward on mine so that I can arrange to meet them to show them where the damaged trees are rotting and falling . And also so that I can ask about repairing my fence when was set fire to during the last arson attack. I think it is also important the the very large tree that has been burnt resulting in the bark up the trunk is also inspected as it has already begun to drop extremely large limbs into my garden.

    Posted by Peter Fowler at 13:03, Saturday 9 February 2019

  • 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 11:08, Friday 15 February 2019

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    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Friday 15 February 2019

  • Thank you for your progress, someone has now moved the tree back into the wooded area but the fencing although propped up still falls down. Hopefully when contact if finally established with the owners they will repair the fence.

    Posted anonymously at 10:11, Saturday 16 February 2019

  • Fencing still blocking the alleyway, and Enormous tree burnt in arson attack needs checking and attention, its beginning to drop branches.

    Posted anonymously at 07:53, Thursday 21 February 2019

  • I was just wondering what efforts are being made to check the tree that has been burnt and what is the intention of the land owners in regards to the fly tipping and replacement of fencing

    Posted anonymously at 19:13, Wednesday 27 February 2019

  • Officers will visit the area today and inspect and take what practical action they can to make the alley passable. In the meantime the issue of ownership and responsibility for the land in question is complicated in that the land is in transfer of ownership between Carpet right and Lidl.

    Posted anonymously at 09:46, Tuesday 19 March 2019

  • 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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:05, Wednesday 20 March 2019

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    Posted anonymously at 13:03, Wednesday 20 March 2019

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:06, Thursday 21 March 2019

  • There are boundary issues with this tree. The tree has been inspected and a land registry search has been done. We will try to resolved this as soon as possible..

    Posted anonymously at 10:41, Thursday 2 May 2019

  • Please can someone decide what the time table for the removal of this tree is to be. A couple of months ago it was inspected, deemed dangerous and needed felling. Whatever the boundary issues are seem irrelevant, I was informed that the council would eventually have to themselves cut the tree down and then Bill the landowners. Now it seems that neither existing owners or the proposed new owners want to pay for it. I was reliably informed yesterday that if the new store does go ahead it will be at least next year before it opens and this tree needs felling now. Who ever owns this property Now is responsible for it, not who is in the future when sold.

    Posted anonymously at 19:57, Wednesday 22 May 2019

  • Still no update on tree in alleyway ?

    Posted by Peter FOWLER at 11:11, Thursday 6 June 2019

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:08, Friday 7 June 2019

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