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Rose bush overhanging the pavement

Reported via desktop in the Enforcement category anonymously at 15:55, Friday 4 June 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

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A rose bush is overhanging from 33 Birchwood Avenue for approximately half the width of the pavement. Apart from making social distancing impossible at that point, it is causing an additional hazard to pedestrians in that it is overhanging very low over the pavement too and could very easily catch on someone’s face or clothing. I narrowly avoided a scratched face this afternoon.

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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 15:56, Friday 4 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:00, Friday 11 June 2021

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    The third party responsible has somewhat trimmed the rose bush, but as the photo shows, it is still overhanging approximately half the width of the pavement and still presenting an obstacle to anyone over 1.65m tall or using an umbrella. No vegetation should overhang or otherwise obstruct the pavement and this rose bush, and indeed the spiky hedging plant beneath it, should be trimmed back to 33 Birchwood Avenue’s front curtilage, which is clearly demonstrated by the adjoining property’s fence post visible in the foreground of the photo. The pavement is only 1.2m wide and this overhanging and protruding vegetation is making it impossible for pedestrians to remain at a social distance, as well as remaining a hazard to anyone over 1.65m tall or using an umbrella.

    Posted anonymously at 15:16, Sunday

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