Grass verges not been cut all year……… how many times have you heard this said at the hairdressers or the newsagents recently
Local Issues surrounding the grass cutting of verges in and around West Wickham have been raised by several people recently and was discussed by the committee at their last meeting, promises were made tons we go undercover to investigate and reveal interesting results Bromley Council has a scheme in operation via a web site called FIX MY STREET which can be reached at
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We have taken the opportunity to reproduce an example of a question submitted in June in fact
Query Reported in the Street weeds category anonymously at 11:33, Thursday 21 June 2018
The grass verges have not been cut the whole year around all the red routes in the Bromley area for example all through West The grass verges have not been cut the whole year around all the red routes in the Bromley area for example all through West Wickham along glebe way all along the A21 in Farnborough all the way down to M25 The grass is now very tall in areas making it difficult to see oncoming traffic at times and makes the whole area a mess
- Bromley’s ReplyWe have investigated this report and found it to be the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL). We have therefore referred the report to TfL. Future reports can be made directly to TfL via: https://reportit.tfl.gov.uk/ roadworksThis was reported to TfL on 18-Jun-18 and they responded late yesterday to say they were getting it looked into by the operatives.
- 2nd Query Apart from a few small sections, the grass verges all along the A21 from Farnborough to the M25 remain uncut. You say this is TfL’s responsibility, but this reflects very badly on Bromley Council as the verges are a complete mess. It is completely unacceptable for them to left in this state for so long. Would you please exert some pressure on TfL to get this dealt with urgently, i.e. in the next week. As they are clearly neglecting their responsibilities, perhaps Bromley should take control of this in future.
- 2nd Reply Bromley Council have offered assistance to Tfl to help manage this issue however this offer was not taken up
However we have uncovered a simple way Residents can at last the opportunity available to do something for themselves rather than just moan or complain to the next man, the more people that use the systems on offer the better our services might just become.
It would seem there are several more Portals to contact the Council on varying matter
- Environmental services aims
- Abandoned vehicles
- Blocked highway drains
- Dead animals
- Dumped rubbish
- Faulty street lighting
- Faulty street signs
- Graffiti and flyposting
- Grass cutting
- Hazardous spillage on road
- Obstructions (skips, A-boards)
- Overflowing litter bins
- Overhanging vegetation from private land
- Parks – repairs and problems
- Public trees
- Road and pavement defects
- Street cleaning
- Street weeds