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Large amount of chopped branches piled up in Mine Shaw

Reported via desktop in the Park Repairs category anonymously at 16:30, Fri 24 March 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4355189.

The photos show only part of the branches chopped and left in deep piles in Mine Shaw last year by the Council. It amounts to a large amount of heavy green waste covering areas of forest floor. I am concerned it is hindering the growth of forest floor wild plants, like bluebells. And is there perhaps a risk of encouraging dumping of green waste by members of the public?

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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 16:31, Fri 24 March 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:50, Mon 27 March 2023

  • Not an update, merely a comment. The Friends of the Parks have worked tirelessly since 2007 to keep Mine Shaw clear of litter and brambles (the latter on a rotational basis) in order to allow native flora to flourish in this hitherto neglected and rubbish-strewn area. While appreciating how difficult it is to remove unwanted cut branches and felled trees, it is distressing to see the sheer amount of smaller material (brash) that remains lying on the ground, swamping the bluebells beneath. Sensitive removal of at least some of it would surely be much appreciated.

    Posted anonymously at 10:22, Thu 30 March 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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:26, Thu 13 April 2023

  • Thank you for letting us know your concerns. This issue has been reviewed multiple times in light of the forest ecology of this ancient woodland site, its plant and invertebrate biodiversity, the current state of mostly native ground flora, the soil chemistry of native wood and its medium term decomposition and recycling, as well as the issues regarding site appearance and other site use pressures. In due course, this issue will be addressed with all stake holders. FixMyStreet is used by Bromley Council to enable residents to alert us to issues within the borough and allow us to provide updates on those reports. While Bromley Council respects the right of residents to express their opinions, we do not use FMS as discussion forum. This report will remain marked as closed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:43, Thu 20 April 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.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:45, Thu 20 April 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.