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I wish draw you attention a very serious concern of mine concerning a mature oak tree which is overhanging our Allotments. It is sited on the railway embank, adjacent to our boundary. The tree concerned is approximately on the 3 words reference ///handle. Usual.Shrimp..

Reported via desktop in the Private Tree overhanging highway category anonymously at 15:32, Sun 17 September 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5002701.

During recent work earlier this year, by Railtrack, to clear vegetation from along side the trackside. This tree was trimmed of some large boughs. However, this has left more growth overhanging the Allotments. The plot holder has express concern that boughs could fall onto them, as well inhibiting the growth on their plot. Given their concerns about their safety I would be grateful if you could examine the tree with a view to trimming the boughs over hanging our allotment.

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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 15:32, Sun 17 September 2023

  • Bromley Council do not manage the trees on the rail land and therefore you must contact them directly if you wish to ask for further cut back. Bromley will only undertake works to a tree for an identified health & safety or highway obstruction issue. Please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ trees

    The Council will not prune trees in relation to the following: • Branches overhanging properties • Where a tree is thought be overly large • Interference with satellite, TV or other media reception • Branches and/or limbs in physical contact with telephone wires • Excessive leaf fall • Fruit fall • Problems associated with pollen • Excreta caused by insects or birds • Obstruction of view • Lack of light.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:42, Fri 29 September 2023

  • This tree has been inspected and is not considered to require remedial works at this time. The situation will be reviewed cyclically and any required action will be addressed within a future works programme.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:43, Fri 29 September 2023

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