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A tree stump was recently removed and there is a massive deep hole in the pavement which is overflowing with bark chippings. This is dangerous and it is attracting foxes.

Reported in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 15:03, Friday 1 March 2019

Sent to Bromley Council 2 minutes later

This hole is directly outside 39 Portland road. There is a deep hole overflowing with tree bark chippings following the recent removal of a tree stump. There are jagged tarmac edges around the hole. This is hazardous to pedestrians and is starting to attract pests like insects and foxes.

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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 15:08, Friday 1 March 2019

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:19, Tuesday 5 March 2019

  • No action has been taken yet to make safe the enormous hole with sheer, sharp tarmac edges outside my house. I have two small children who are at risk of tripping and lacerating themselves on the approx 25cm depth of exposed sheer tarmac. The bark filling the hole is soft which makes it unsteady to walk on. It is a matter of urgency that the remaining tree roots be killed off/ removed and the pavement be repaired.

    Separately we have submitted an application to have a crossover put in, now that the tree has been removed (removed due to a council decision regarding it being a danger- pulling on telegraph wires and roots damaging pavement, walls, our house).

    It would be salient to have the repair and the crossover organised as one, to make efficient use of resources, time and man power. Our request to the department where our crossover application has been submitted have told us the two jobs will not be dealt with together.

    We feel the council are being negligent in delaying the repair of this pavement and inefficient, wasteful and too focussed on redistributing the cost of work onto citizens rather than making the area safe and usable.

    Please attend to this issue with urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 22:07, Saturday 23 March 2019

  • This job was reported to the council almost a month ago and the massive hole is yet to be repaired. There are exposed dangerous, sharp and rough wedges of tarmac and the hole is filled with bark chippings which the foxes keep digging out, leaving an uneven surface. It smells, it's attracting ants and other nasties, especially when the foxes poo in it.

    It's really difficult to park up in this space, dangerous for my children to get in and out of the car. I wish the council would hurry and fix the hole!

    We have separately applied for planning to dip the pavement and they refuse to tie the two jobs together! A waste of time, resources and money!!!

    Posted anonymously at 19:25, Friday 29 March 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Please bear with us. These works are still outstanding with our Minor Works contractor and will be completed soon.

    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Friday 5 April 2019

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:13, Friday 3 May 2019

  • Riney have been to dig up the broken pavement. They have discovered a huge tree stump and roots which need to be removed by the tree surgeon contractor. A white paint outline has been drawn over the bits that need to be removed.

    My husband has separately e-mailed Ian Dalton in the council to prompt regarding the tree removal and to highlight that the area is still dangerous and the whole path is blocked for pedestrians.

    We are hoping for the tree contractor to expedite this process by prioritising this work so that Riney can return and fix the pavement.

    Many thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 10:37, Friday 3 May 2019

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