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Large tree in the neighbours garden causing damage to property

Reported via mobile in the Private property category anonymously at 15:07, Tuesday 4 May 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2706221.

I have lived in this property (11 Baytree Close) for a year now and the tree nextdoor (number 12) is causing serious damage to the all of the surrounding properties affecting the roof and guttering. Due to the size of the tree I don’t believe there is much we can do locally, but this is now causing serious damage to my property specifically, affecting the conservatory roof and the garden. The debris that is dropped from some height is causing serious issue along with birds mess all over the surrounding area and now needs to be addressed urgently please.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 15:07, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • I do sympathise with your predicament but as the tree is not on council land I do not understand what you want the council to do

    Posted by Vicky Webbster at 16:37, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • I was of the understanding that as this is a large oak tree in the hollies it therefore belonged to the council, as do those in the car park, which also cause several problems. I would therefore request attention to either remove or cut back, as they are causing danger and damage to the surrounding area due to their size.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 20:16, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • Obviously I misread your report you said the tree next door in number 12 is causing the damage so please clarify is the tree in number 12 garden or not, if it is not on the public land the council have no jurisdiction whatsoever to get involved

    Posted by Vicky Webbster at 06:57, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 13:30, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:35, Wednesday 2 June 2021

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