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Tree outside 17 Springfield overhanging property and damaging kerbstones

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 16:06, Tue 30 May 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4611604.

The tree in question has grown significantly in recent years, and despite a small prune in 2021 is now spreading a long way towards the properties. The roots have pushed all the kerbstones out of alignment and are lifting the concrete dropped kerb slab for No.17. Drain problems 18 months ago were attributed to roots in the drains, and we are concerned about the spread of the roots towards foundations. The canopy of the tree is dropping large amounts of extremely sticky sap which is covering nearby properties and is damaging to car paintwork, and the canopy is also now obstructing the streetlight making for a dark unsafe area of the road. The tree is lopsided after a lorry hit a lower branch on the roadside and needs to be cut back significantly, especially on the property side of the tree before further damage occurs.

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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 16:06, Tue 30 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:50, Tue 13 June 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:47, Wed 14 June 2023

  • Whilst one of the broken kerbstones has been replaced, there are several others missing or pushed out of place, and the main issue has yet to be resolved - a significant cutback of the tree on all sides. Without this none of the other issues (root damage, reduced light from streetlights, damage to property from sap etc. from the canopy) will be fixed, and the kerbstone issues will reoccur, as they already have.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:34, Wed 14 June 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 13:01, Fri 23 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:33, Fri 23 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:31, Mon 7 August 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:15, Fri 29 September 2023

  • My apologies for the delays in the completion of the works which are in hand to be completed by the contractor as a priority. Thank you for your patience

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:38, Mon 13 November 2023

  • These works have been added to our priority list to be completed asap. Please note the number of emergency callouts raised as result of damage caused by Tuesday's storm winds may delay completion. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:11, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:46, Thursday 15 February 2024

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