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Rainwater drain has a tree growing in it

Reported via desktop in the Blocked rainwater gulleys category anonymously at 05:39, Monday 2 August 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2907088.

We have noticed a bad smell from under our house every time it rains.The rainwater drain close to our property has plants growing out of the grill and we cannot see that water is flowing down it.This leads us to believe the rainwater from the roofs could now be backing up and causing this very bad smell and possible damage to the houses. Could some one please clear this drain. It is situated outside number 59 Berwick crescent.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 07:30, Monday 2 August 2021

  • As it is a Thames-water drain apparently I have to report it to them. The tree belongs to the council So unsure why they are not concerned that it is growing into the drain and out of the top of the drain

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 07:41, Monday 30 August 2021

  • As it is a Thames-water drain apparently I have to report it to them. The tree belongs to the council So unsure why they are not concerned that it is growing into the drain and out of the top of the drain

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 06:41, Tuesday 31 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 15:43, Tuesday 12 October 2021

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