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Tree root damage to brickwork at turning circle

Reported via desktop in the Pavement Defect category anonymously at 15:40, Thursday 16 November 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5220411.

Root system of tree at the centre of the small turning circle in this cul-de-sac has caused visible damage to brickwork on the surface of the island. However, more disturbing is the pooling of water at road level and the likelihood that seepage is occurring underground with the potential to adversely affect surrounding properties. An inspection is needed to ensure that tree roots have not damaged underground pipework since there is only one drain in the entire turning circle and this is located adjacent to the island (at the opposite side to where the water pooling 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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:41, Thursday 16 November 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:24, Tuesday 21 November 2023

  • Hello. Are you able to confirm that contractors will be returning to complete this work? They resurfaced around the drain itself and the area on opposite side of the turning circle (where pooling frequently occurred). However, none of the damaged paved area around the tree was investigated/rectified (as evidenced in photos above taken today, 28/11/2023). Tree root damage is obvious on the surface - what about beneath the ground though? Has any pipework been damaged and is therefore causing leakage?

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Tuesday 28 November 2023

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