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Low hanging tree branches over highway

Reported in the Public Trees category anonymously at 14:49, Sat 10 August 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council 1 minute later

Wind blowing low hanging branches over highway. Possible danger to road users and property as doesn’t look safe

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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 14:51, Sat 10 August 2019

  • Just adding to the report logged on August 10 2019 regarding the tree outside my property, 20 Frankswood Avenue. Clearly nothing has been done to reduce the size and reach of this tree since the report was logged. The size and reach is now way beyond safe, with an overhang halfway across the road and over a large part of both my and my neighbours gardens. This afternoon while I was cutting the front lawn, a chunk of branch came down, hitting me on the back. Fortunately it wasn't large enough to cause injury, but its becoming a regular occurrence, particularly when windy, and there is no doubt, given the size of this tree, it is only a matter of time before a large branch breaks away which is likely cause damage or serious injury to either a vehicle or persons. I am not sure why it is taking so long to address this potentially dangerous issue, or do we have to wait for a serious incident to occur before action is taken.

    Posted anonymously at 17:47, Tue 15 October 2019

  • This tree has been inspected and is not considered to require remedial works at this time. The situation will be reviewed cyclically and any required action will be addressed within a future works programme.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:38, Fri 29 November 2019

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