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Oak tree completely obscuring street light

Reported in the Street Lighting and Road Signs category by Christopher Jeffrey at 10:46, Friday 2 August 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

As this tree has matured over the past few years it has completely engulfed the street light, virtually eliminating any light emanating from it. This is very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers who tend to turn that corner at a higher speed than they should.

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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 10:51, Friday 2 August 2019

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:46, Sunday 4 August 2019

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:10, Tuesday 24 September 2019

  • Dear Sir/Madam As the updated photographs show, this issue has not been resolved. I was disappointed to find that just a couple of small twigs were removed from directly under the light which means that the light emanating from this lamp is still almost completely obscured. Moreover, this is a fast growing oak tree, therefore the very small amount of foliage removed will grow back within a matter of weeks, necessitating a contractor to come back. To save both time, valuable taxpayers money and to permanently eliminate the dangerous lack of lighting, my suggestion is to raise the lower part of the canopy to just above the level of the lamp. This will not affect how the tree currently looks as the top of the canopy is significantly higher, plus the tree will continue to thrive and mature unaffected by constant attention.

    Posted anonymously at 13:13, Friday 27 September 2019

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