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Tree Roots lifting pavement

Reported via mobile in the Tree roots lifting pavement category anonymously at 13:45, Mon 13 February 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4228453.

This tree has been an issue for several years. The tree is too big for this location. The pavement is constantly lifting, and the base fills out once spring starts, making the pedestrian walkway more hazardous. This tree has constantly been cut back, yet still, this does not solve the main issue. The pavement needs to be made level and possibly a smaller tree planted.

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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 13:45, Mon 13 February 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:53, Tue 14 February 2023

  • The order for this repair has been raised with the Council's contractor and remains outstanding within their planned schedule of works.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:27, Wed 22 March 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:29, Thu 27 April 2023

  • This problem HAS NOT BEEN RECTIFY!! NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE!! Photo proof approx 30mins ago. Which happened to be when a mother told Mr her toddler had fallen over the undergrowth. Which is very hard and dangerous to a small child. As we have a regular toddler club group a couple of days a week this area is constantly used by young Mum's to park. This is now a potential hazard to these children as proven by this young Mum. So NO the problem has NOT BEEN FIXED.!!

    Posted anonymously at 12:47, Thu 27 April 2023

  • This tree is an ongoing problem yet to be rectified. The roots are lifting pavement and expanding and encroaching upon the walkway. Undergrowth is very hazardous to anyone getting out of their vehicle parking alongside it. Now new shoot s are now sprouting up which will add to the risk of harm to anyone falling on it. Urgent attention required.

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Thu 4 May 2023

  • 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 07:55, Thu 18 May 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, No action is to be taken regarding the reported tree, please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020) the Council will not prune trees in relation to the following:

    • Branches overhanging properties - residents have the right to exorcise their right under Common Law to prune back branches to their property boundary.

    • Where a tree is thought be overly large.

    • Interference with satellite, TV, or other media reception.

    • Branches and/or limbs in physical contact with telephone wires - telephone wires are plastic coated and faults on the line are very rarely caused by contact with branches.

    • Excessive leaf fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any leaf litter falling on their properties themselves. Leaf fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Fruit fall: this is a seasonal problem and residents are expected to clear any fruit falling on their properties themselves. Fruit fall on the highway will be addressed through our street cleansing regime.

    • Problems associated with pollen.

    • Excreta caused by insects or birds: honeydew (aphid excreta) and bird droppings are not sticky sap are not recognised in law as a ‘legal nuisance’

    • Obstruction of view: there are no rights associated with maintaining trees in accordance with maintaining views in British law

    • Lack of light: there is no ‘Right to light’ (or shade) in British law.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:45, Thu 18 May 2023

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:47, Thu 18 May 2023

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