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Massive tree cracking pavements and parking bays

Reported via desktop in the Tree roots lifting pavement category anonymously at 14:28, Thu 27 October 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3918939.

For the last few years this has been causing a problem I notified Bromley council about this problem they gave me a reference number but things are continuing to greatly worsen, there are massive cracks appearing which has effected my front of my property, if you follow where the cracks are they have now come onto my property 61 Barham road it has distorted my pathing and everything seems to sinking, my whole front garden has moved as the surrounding areas just not mine but other properties too, I’m really worried if this tree is not sorted it will effect my property as others have been. I would like Bromley council to address this problem and not ignore it as it seems that it has been. I’m really getting greatly concerned now, I bought my house of the council and have lived since the houses were built and seen the decline happen yearly. Please can you sort this problem out. Remove the tree please

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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 14:29, Thu 27 October 2022

  • I understand that my neighbour reported a large branch hanging dangerously over our two gardens & directly behind our garden fences,in the park land , it’s been reported as dealt with , by the council, but it most certainly hasn’t been dealt with to date . Iam very concerned for the public walking their dogs falling victim to the heavy branch crashing down on them . Many thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 10:31, Mon 31 October 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:32, Thu 3 November 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:03, Wed 9 November 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Works are raised for the oak tree, if you have any concerns that the tree is causing damage to your property, please complete an on-line claims form: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ customer-services/ insurance-claims

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:10, Wed 9 November 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:35, Tue 13 December 2022

  • My apologies this enquiry has an unresolved status, the contractor is in hand to visit site as a priority to prune the tree.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:54, Mon 23 January 2023

  • The contractor has been instructed to undertake the works as a priority, thank you for patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:28, Mon 6 March 2023

  • My apologies for the delays in completion of the works. Tree works are prioritised according to the risks posed and dead/dangerous trees will always take priority over tree reduction works, it is not to say they are less important but they are prioritised differently. The works are issued to the contractor and in hand to be completed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:18, Fri 14 April 2023

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:36, Wed 31 May 2023

  • The works have been added to the priority list for completion, thank you for your continued patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:51, Fri 2 June 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:36, Mon 19 June 2023

  • It hasn’t been fixed … my paving has cracked my front step has come away from the wall, movement in fencing and front seems to have dropped from tree roots causing major problems, you’ve cut 40% of the tree and that is going encourage it to grow more, I might not be a council tennant, I was as I bought this house of Bromley council, something is causing all the problems… it needs investigating I need some one from Bromley council to actually come and access the cause of the damage to my property I’m just hoping this issue will not actually damage my foundations !! I look forward to your response

    Posted anonymously at 00:34, Wed 21 June 2023

  • If you believe a Council-maintained tree is causing damage to your property you will need to complete a claim form. Bromley currently have a shared Insurance Service with Sutton Council and an online claim form can be completed and submitted via Sutton’s website: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/ info/ 200436/ customer_services/ 1146/ insurance_service/ 2

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:09, Wed 21 June 2023

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