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Newstead Wood access inhibited

Reported via iOS in the Public Right of Way footpath category anonymously at 08:52, Thursday 7 March 2024

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5679810.

This stretch of path reported many times for waterlogged and muddy terrain making passage for disabled persons and parents with young children and pushchairs very difficult. This cannot be acceptable, we have blind and disabled residents who cannot use this amenity safely. IDVERDE are contracted to clear the drainage channels annually but have not done so since 2019. Fact! However the real issue is the gradient and camber of the path, which has changed over time and now there is a 30m section of path that for years has needed replacing. Please do not close this report until LBB or IDVERDE have given a definitive statement on the proposed resolution. Thank you.

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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 08:53, Thursday 7 March 2024

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:29, Friday 8 March 2024

  • It is very upsetting to see so many paths flooded, but colleagues at idverde have spent several days last autumn clearing drain holes. We have cleared seven wheelbarrows of silt from drain hole in Newstead meadow along. Together with Friends of Darrick and Newstead Woods, we have spent several sessions clearing ditches in Newstead Woods and meadow and have cleared 300m of them. Previous to this, teams had spent weeks of clearing ditches and it is a regular task on the volunteer program. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the location (flood plain) and a warming climate it is becoming a difficult battle as they are filled up very quickly. We will continue to clear ditches to the best of our abilities, it will be on our task list again once the amphibian breeding season has finished.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:36, Monday 18 March 2024

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:39, Monday 18 March 2024

  • Thank you for the update. Please reopen this report.

    It is reasonable to expect access to this public right of way without impediment. Disabled and partially sighted/blind persons use this path, together with parents with children and prams. Therefore as the ditch clearing cannot resolve the issue, (due to progressive climate change) then the next step is to raise the level of the tarmac for the 30m stretch in question. Please could I have a response on that proposed solution? Kind Regards. Thank you

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Monday 18 March 2024

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:50, Wednesday 20 March 2024

  • We have experienced unusually warm and wet month, and this path was notably muddy at that time. It has been nice and dry as soon as the weather improved.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:23, Tuesday 26 March 2024

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:24, Tuesday 26 March 2024

  • Please reopen as a satisfactory response is still pending. The ditch relating to the flooding stretch has actually been missed. While I am grateful to the Friends of D&NW it is idverde who are contracted to keep this public footpath clear. To excuse this due to climate warming and amphibians ?? Please consider the obligation for to provide unfettered access for our disabled (including partially sighted) and school pedestrians. If you are unsure how to approach this, you are welcome to contact me and I would be happy to attend.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:27, Friday 3 May 2024

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:28, Wednesday 8 May 2024

  • We are investigating a solution to this issue and once we have worked out a suitable way forward, necessary work will be carried out.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:30, Wednesday 29 May 2024

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:32, Wednesday 29 May 2024

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