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Once again Number 49 shrubs overhanging onto path

Reported via mobile in the Obstructions on pavements and roads category anonymously at 09:08, Mon 6 September 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2981535.

A constant issue with this house, which is quickly becoming overgrown. This was reported before and cut back but just what was overhanging which has quickly grown back. As I’m sure you’re aware under Section 154 of the highways act it is illegal to obstruct safe passageway of pedestrians on a pavement through trees/shrubs or vegetation.

My dog has had its tail tangled in the thorny branches and this is not acceptable. The resident is housebound and has carers so clearly can’t tend to their garden. So they should be ordered to completely remove the shrubs not just cut back as they can’t keep them maintained, therefore requiring this multiple times a year/the council wasting tax payers money coming out and cutting it back from the path.

They always leave the bins out on the path too which again proves an obstruction.

Please quickly order with them notice to remove, not cut back, in order to prevent further reports and unjust injury to pedestrians and animals walking past. It’s a health hazard. Deal with it

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  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 09:35, Mon 6 September 2021

  • WRONG NUMBER - Number 68

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 09:35, Mon 6 September 2021

  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 16:23, Mon 6 September 2021

  • There may be no further action due to one of the following:

    The report identified does not meet guidelines where further action or repairs are required at this stage.

    We have been made aware of the situation and are either investigating or making the necessary arrangements for action or removal.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 15:47, Friday 1 April 2022

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