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Two over height trees (constituting a hedge) causing unacceptable damage to property in my garden and may be causing damage to my home due to height and size of roots.

Reported via mobile in the Private property category anonymously at 17:37, Sat 23 September 2023

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 5024423.

Dear Bexley Council

Following your email to me stating that as the trees are on private property it is nothing to do with the council: according to the Law, the council can act under Part 8 of the Anti-social behaviour Act 2003 and the high hedges regulations 2005. A hedge constitutes two or more trees in a row and there are two in the garden of 15 Martins Avenue, Bexleyheath. I would therefore respectfully ask you to reconsider your position regarding this matter. Regards Mrs Witt

Sent from my iPhone

On 23 Sep 2023, at 16:32, Lesley Witt <lesleywitt@live.co.uk> wrote:

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  • Thank you for your report.

    If you have provided an email, you should receive an update within five working days and continue with any further updates.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 17:38, Sat 23 September 2023

  • Council has still not responded at all. Very disappointing as according to law, as mentioned in original notification, Council does have a duty to act if unacceptable damage to property of others. Damage to my property in the garden evident.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 19:30, Sat 21 October 2023

  • Council has still not responded at all. Very disappointing as according to law, as mentioned in original notification, Council does have a duty to act if unacceptable damage to property of others. Damage to my property in the garden evident.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 18:35, Sun 22 October 2023

  • Council has still not responded at all. Very disappointing as according to law, as mentioned in original notification, Council does have a duty to act if unacceptable damage to property of others. Damage to my property in the garden evident.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 18:54, Sun 22 October 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Council still not intervened regarding these trees even though they have a duty to do so as they are causing unacceptable damage to my property and are a health and safety issue as well.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 20:46, Sun 19 November 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no change, maybe time for local councillor to be contacted directly as this issue is not going away.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 21:46, Sun 17 December 2023

  • Still no change, maybe time for local councillor to be contacted directly as this issue is not going away.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 10:44, Mon 18 December 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:54, Monday 15 January 2024

  • Apparently council will only look at issue if you pay around £550 for a planning consultation and then they may not do anything anyway. Apparently have to wait until they fall on property or injure someone then you can take action against owner of the property trees are on. I sincerely hope the latter does not happen.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 10:13, Tuesday 13 February 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

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