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Community garden decimated

Reported via desktop in the Shrub Beds category anonymously at 22:23, Wed 31 May 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4617271.

Apologies if this isn't you. I have been tending a patch of common ground next to 29 Cowden Road for some years, planting bulbs, annuals and perennials. I have had some nice comments from the neighbours. I was shocked that, as you'll see from the photo, the garden has been raked up - only a few of the larger plants such as the hollyhock and sedum have managed to survive. If you/idVerde have cleared the ground, could you tell me why. Are you planning to put in summer bedding? Are you going to grub up what remains of the garden? The height of the elder & greengage trees certainly need bringing down in the winter, but that's beyond what I can do.

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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 22:23, Wed 31 May 2023

  • I may not have made it clear that the photo on the left is the current bare earth; the photo on the right of flowers blooming is what the garden had looked like

    Posted anonymously at 08:19, Thu 1 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:01, Thu 1 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:44, Thu 15 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:23, Mon 26 June 2023

  • Haven't heard a peep yet from the appropriate department. I would be very interested to hear from them

    Posted anonymously at 20:52, Sat 1 July 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • 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 13:39, Thu 13 July 2023

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