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Grass in Petersham Drive and surrounding area very long and full of Weeds

Reported via mobile in the Weeds category anonymously at 20:16, Tue 9 May 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4534052.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I live in Petersham Drive Orpington, BR5 2QG postcode.

I am always grateful for the valuable work that Bromley Council do, and I am a Street Friend.

However, with regret I am lodging a complaint.

On 13th April 23 I made a request for the grass in Petersham Drive to be cut, including greens between of the houses and the grass verges.

This was on 13th April Ref: 4433001.

I called again to ask, as it still hadn't been cut. I called for the third time today. I was told it was cut on 20th April. However, it definitely was not done then. We cannot even see cats on the green, just their tails.

To be honest, I feel embarrassed about the state of the grass. It is very long with very little weeds. Dandelions have been speeding at an alarming rate, so weeds are spreading. I remove and dispose of seed heads and pull up weeds as much as I can, but it is only scratching the surface.

Jubilee weekend is upon us and it means a lot to me and many other locals to be in a pleasant environment. My neighbours have been expressing their dissatisfaction about this issue too.

I would be most grateful if the grass could be cut as a matter of urgency.

Please find photo attached.

With thanks.

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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 20:16, Tue 9 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:32, Wed 10 May 2023

  • Email received csc 19/05/23 10.38 x3 Dear Bromley Council Green Space Maintenance Team,

    Further to my previous email I enclose photos of the grass. Post code is: BR5 2QG.

    It's like this in Petersham Drive and surrounding areas.

    We are very upset about how it's looking. I question if I really want to live here!

    Please will you get this addressed urgently, especially outside 130 Petersham Drive. I'm sending more attachments separately.

    Posted anonymously at 15:11, Fri 19 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:21, Tue 23 May 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:44, Wed 31 May 2023

  • 4532840

    This issue is not fixed! I've just taken these 2 photos of the last green on the right of Petersham Drive and outside no 130. Still like a jungle.

    Posted anonymously at 20:13, Wed 31 May 2023

  • It's now 6th June and the grass still has not been cut on some of the green spaces in Petersham Drive. Uncut since early April 2023.

    Please can this job be done as a matter of urgency.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 01:31, Tue 6 June 2023

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:19, Tue 6 June 2023

  • Believe it or not, this is STILL unresolved!

    I was aware of no mow May, but here it's been no mow April, May and up to this point, June. It's now 9th June! The whole green outside houses has not been cut in all this time. It's not even a grass verge. The green area outside 130 hasn't been cut at all THIS YEAR!

    Posted anonymously at 12:19, Fri 9 June 2023

  • Almost all the greens in Petersham Drive have been cut a week or so ago, all br it badly! However, NOT this one!

    The grass outside 130 hasn't been cut since last year either.

    Posted anonymously at 20:37, Fri 9 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:58, Mon 12 June 2023

  • Further works are necessary to resolve the issue and have been scheduled for action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:09, Tue 13 June 2023

  • I reported this issue by phone in April, but on the app on 6th May. It still hasn't been resolved. The last green on the right hand side of Petersham Drive, which is bordered by 15 houses, just before the end of the road, Leesons Way, STILL hasn't been cut! It's now 17th June. The green outside number 130 STILL hasn't been cut this year.

    My neighbours have been telling me that they are very frustrated about this, as are we. One of them told me he feels very tempted to mow it himself. This is not acceptable.

    Posted anonymously at 12:44, Sat 17 June 2023

  • Nothing has been done since I reported in April that some green spaces in Petersham Drive haven't been cut. Still, the last green on the right in Petersham Drive remains uncut.

    Still, the green space outside number 130 Petersham Drive gas not being cut at all in 2023. Many of my neighbours tell me they are frustrated and upset by this, as am I.

    I've never know this to happen in all the years I've lived here. Please will it be done urgently.

    Posted anonymously at 00:55, Wed 21 June 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 11:29, Wed 21 June 2023

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