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Dead trees overhanging property - large branch fell today

Reported in the Public Trees category anonymously at 16:21, Fri 6 December 2019

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

Please see attached for photos of the branch which fell from the trees into the the land owned by my neighbours and I today. This is the area where we park our cars and so regularly has people walking through it and up to 7 cars parked.

I’m sure you’ll agree after the incident today and due to the fact there are many other large dead branches which could fall any minute that these must now be cut right back so there is no overhanging branches to our property. It’s so lucky that when this branch fell today that it didn’t damage my car and that my neighbour was out. Additionally - has it hit someone, it could have easily killed them.

The branch was reported to today under reference CRM 1650629 and so has now been removed. This enquiry is to get the trees pruned to ensure the same doesn't happen again.

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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 16:26, Fri 6 December 2019

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:16, Mon 9 December 2019

  • Hello, My address is 39 Turners Meadow Way, Beckenham and the land owned by my neighbours and I (where the branch fell) is beside this address.

    The tree is not on our land, however and would be accessed from Hayne Road, Beckenham.

    Posted anonymously at 13:53, Mon 9 December 2019

  • 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:

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:42, Tue 10 December 2019

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