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Dreadful State of Area

Reported via desktop in the General Enquiry/Complaints category by Maria Pamphlett at 11:24, Tue 29 December 2020

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later

Over the past 10 years the general state of the park area has greatly deteriorated. So many trees are felled and many fall due to harsh storms and are all are left to rot, brambles are not cut back and are greatly taking over the grassed areas and the mud bath left from the works carried out to the new bike area is a disgrace. Today I have been informed that many of the trees surrounding the new bike area are to be felled due to the leaves causing the drainage system to fail. It beggars belief that this issue was not realised at the initial planning stage. I am aware that eight new trees have been erected on the grassed area, yet I am disturbed that many more trees will be lost and will not be replaced in the ancient wooded area of the park and will eventually be lost for future generations. Can you inform me if there are any plans to replant the trees that have already been lost and are planned to be felled, for the clearing of the rotting trees left at the edges of footpaths around the entire woods and the cutting back of the brambles that are threatening to take even more of the grassed area?

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  • This case is currently being investigated

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 11:25, Tue 29 December 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 10:07, Monday 11 January 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:35, Tuesday 26 January 2021

  • Despite the presence of workmen installing new handrails and some overgrown areas in the top field being cleared, the majority of the affected areas that were originally reported have not been touched and fallen/felled trees and vast areas of overgrown brambles remain resulting in the park looks worse than ever.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 15:15, Monday 1 February 2021

  • Case Referral

    Your report will be worked on by one of the following London Borough of Bexley departments:

    Highways Team

    Highways Enforcement Team

    Waste and Recycling

    Environmental Health Team


    Parks and Open Spaces

    The relevant department will be in touch soon.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 16:56, Thursday 25 February 2021

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