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Silver Birch tree chopped down

Reported via desktop in the Private property category anonymously at 16:51, Fri 10 November 2023

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 5197987.

Hello, I am enquiring whether permission was required for the people living in 37 Old Farm Place to chop down the silver birch tree in their garden. With the development of Old Farm Park, this was one of the few trees that remained and had been pollarded so it could remain in the garden. We were led to believe that the remaining trees would be protected and could not be cut down. This tree has been there for at least 25 years but suddenly since the property became occupied, it has become unhealthy and today was chopped down completely. I just wondered, as so many of the other original trees had gone, whether this tree was supposed to stay in situ and whether the owner had to get permission to chop the tree down.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 16:51, Fri 10 November 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:22, Fri 8 December 2023

  • I haven’t heard anything about this. It says I will receive an update in 5 days but so far, nothing. Appalling service.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 17:24, Fri 8 December 2023

  • Case referral

    Your report will be worked on by one of the following London Borough of Bexley departments:

    Highways Team

    Highways Enforcement Team

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    Environmental Health Team


    Parks and Open Spaces
    The relevant department will be in touch soon.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 14:09, Monday 11 March 2024

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