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Pigeon fowling on pathway on Danson underpass

Reported via mobile in the Footway / carriageway category by Mark Copley at 06:08, Fri 17 December 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 3185069.

I reported well over a year ago now, following bridge work repairs, that pigeon prevention spikes were not reinstated after the works took place. I received a response saying “this is not down to us, we have forwarded it to the relevant team” well, nobody has followed this up and the pigeon mess is getting worse not to mention a health hazard once particles are dry and become airborne. Does anyone at Bexley Council complete walkabouts where these things are picked up and passed on or is it always down to the residents (who wish for a clean and tidy area) to report and have to contact you through this channel? It’s been a long time since my last report on this and I just feel let down by the Council who do not seem to follow things through and then check to see if the request or job has been raised and completed.

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  • The case has been resolved.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 00:00, Fri 17 December 2021

  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 07:52, Fri 17 December 2021

  • I’m absolutely baffled as to how long a load of pigeon fowling takes to “investigate”, due to non completed bridge works a year ago. I was informed that this is not down to the council but the pigeon fowling is on a council public footpath and is getting worse every day. I suppose another year will go by and it will still be investigated. Why does it take for the general public to bring these VISUAL issues to the Council, do they not have inspectors completing walkabouts to see potential hazards and issues? This problem is a health concern as when the fowling is dried up, it can then become airborne and be inhaled which is terrible for peoples lungs. But keep investigating, I’m sure it will be dealt with and rectified in a few years…

    Posted by Mark Copley at 07:07, Friday 14 January 2022

  • I’m absolutely baffled as to how long a load of pigeon fowling takes to “investigate”, due to non completed bridge works a year ago. I was informed that this is not down to the council but the pigeon fowling is on a council public footpath and is getting worse every day. I suppose another year will go by and it will still be investigated. Why does it take for the general public to bring these VISUAL issues to the Council, do they not have inspectors completing walkabouts to see potential hazards and issues? This problem is a health concern as when the fowling is dried up, it can then become airborne and be inhaled which is terrible for peoples lungs. But keep investigating, I’m sure it will be dealt with and rectified in a few years…

    Posted by Mark Copley at 12:17, Friday 14 January 2022

  • I’m absolutely baffled as to how long a load of pigeon fowling takes to “investigate”, due to non completed bridge works a year ago. I was informed that this is not down to the council but the pigeon fowling is on a council public footpath and is getting worse every day. I suppose another year will go by and it will still be investigated. Why does it take for the general public to bring these VISUAL issues to the Council, do they not have inspectors completing walkabouts to see potential hazards and issues? This problem is a health concern as when the fowling is dried up, it can then become airborne and be inhaled which is terrible for peoples lungs. But keep investigating, I’m sure it will be dealt with and rectified in a few years…

    Posted by Mark Copley at 19:41, Friday 14 January 2022

  • I’m absolutely baffled as to how long a load of pigeon fowling takes to “investigate”, due to non completed bridge works a year ago. I was informed that this is not down to the council but the pigeon fowling is on a council public footpath and is getting worse every day. I suppose another year will go by and it will still be investigated. Why does it take for the general public to bring these VISUAL issues to the Council, do they not have inspectors completing walkabouts to see potential hazards and issues? This problem is a health concern as when the fowling is dried up, it can then become airborne and be inhaled which is terrible for peoples lungs. But keep investigating, I’m sure it will be dealt with and rectified in a few years…

    Posted by Mark Copley at 19:42, Friday 14 January 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This is still yet to be dealt with. Yet more pigeon fowling is taking place and dirtier footpaths

    Posted by Mark Copley at 20:57, Friday 11 February 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The case has been resolved.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 00:00, Thursday 21 July 2022

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