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Unsightly shop waste cages / pallets

Reported via iOS in the Flower Beds / Floral Display category anonymously at 11:26, Saturday 25 March 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4357153.

Shortlands Village has several raised flower beds in the centre of Beckenham Lane which gives much needed enhancement to the village. However the two competing supermarkets use this area for all their surplus packaging waste in and out of cages which on a daily basis overflows. The wind catches the paper & plastic regularly which ends up all over various areas of the village. Even after conversations with both shop keepers they refuse to take responsibility of the litter issue and simply blame each other for the problem. Our flowers bed are totally obscured by this unsightly mess. Why are the shop keepers using this area at all when both of them have adequate space at the rear of their premises. It’s bad enough the village is looking very un inviting for shoppers. A simple change to the permitted use of the forecourt/pedestrian area could make a huge difference to the Villages appearance and appeal. Please can we have this issue looked into at your earliest convenience.

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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 11:27, Saturday 25 March 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:31, Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • We have notified the responsible party of their duties and responsibilities and informed them that further enforcement action may be taken if the issue is not resolved. For overhanging vegetation reports please allow 28 days for the responsible party to arrange action before notifying us of any continued obstruction.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:34, Tuesday 4 April 2023

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