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Saplings out of control

Reported via desktop in the Damage - general (Trees) category anonymously at 22:41, Tue 1 November 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3931374.

I love trees however, the saplings that have sprouted on this land alongside our foundations are now at risk of growing into large trees and damaging 3 crescent road. These will also invalidate our building insurance.

Please can these be taken down and the overgrowth cut back ASAP. We cannot use our back garden gate as the over growth is now grown over it.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency, we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 13:50, Wed 7 December 2022

  • This was not sorted, please maintain this land, you have constantly ignored these requests.

    • It’s a frequent fly-tipping spot, I have had to on several occasions clear the land of waste dumped here. • Saplings directly adjacent to the side of the house are concerning and growing into trees, which will inevitably invalidate our building insurance and pose a significant risk to the Victorian structure. • Out of control pest situation. For the last three years I have had to spend hundreds of pounds trying to control the Rat & mouse infestations coming from the area. • Unable to exit our property via our back garden gate due to overgrown land.

    Posted anonymously at 12:35, Saturday 4 February 2023

  • Dear TFL Maintenance Team,

    I am writing to follow up on my previous reports regarding the neglected verge of land next to my property on 3 Crescent Road, E18 1JA. I have previously reported the following issues:

    Frequent fly-tipping: The land has become a common location for waste dumping, and I have had to clear the area on several occasions. Saplings growing into trees: The trees pose a risk to my property's building insurance and the Victorian structure. Pest infestations: The uncontrolled pest situation has cost me hundreds of pounds in attempts to control rat and mouse infestations. Inaccessibility to back garden: The overgrown land has made it impossible to access my back garden via the gate. Despite previous assurances from TFL, I have not seen any action taken to address these issues. As a result, the problems with the neglected land have continued to cause inconvenience and expense for myself and other residents of the property and the street.

    I am therefore requesting that TFL takes immediate action to maintain this land and address the issues that have been raised. I would appreciate an update on progress within 10 days, as previously advised.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Posted anonymously at 15:11, Saturday 25 February 2023

  • Your report has been investigated and we have reported this to our contractors for inspection. Any necessary action will be taken in the next 28 days if required. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    To note all Action Scheduled reports are auto closed after 28 days, the fault however will be fixed within the timescale stated above which may be sooner or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 18:35, Friday 3 March 2023

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Saturday 1 April 2023

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