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Overgrown ivy has been left to grow out of control with multiple requests to get it cleared simply going from one department to another without a resolution. This has been ongoing for 2 years and has even allowed rats to climb up into the 2nd floor and sometimes the ceiling. Damage to the roof is now a given if nothing is done soon.

Reported anonymously at 17:53, Sat 26 October 2019

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich 1 minute later

The overgrown ivy has been an issue since we moved in 3 years ago and now has grown to such a crazy state that the damage its doing to the overall structure must be extensive.

- it is now growing into the seals of the double glazed windows both in the kitchen and the communal stairwell - it has allowed rats to climb up into the upper floor and ceiling - this has meant the kitchen window and extractor are now not useable - It goes without saying that it is also a massive fire hazard that is now growing on the only exit way for the 2nd floor residents - Cracks are also being noted with the growth of the ivy - It has now grown over the roof and it is only a matter of time before it starts to damage the roofing tiles.

Several inspectors have come, been shocked at the state, said they would immediately report it as something must be done and yet 2 years on, we still have this problem. Only now it's a lot worse as the pictures show.

The tenant officer push the problem to clean sweep who push it back to the tenant office saying the other is responsible and no one has communicated a plan of what needs to be done and when.

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  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:31, Sun 27 October 2019

  • It's been nearly 2 years now. It has been overgrown for the last 2 years and all the council does is send inspectors to watch it grow some more. Its damaged the extractor fans, gone through the double sealed windows, over the roofs which is now probably causing damage to the roof and allowed vermin to climb up into the ceiling. Still no official response from the council regardless of how many avenues I have taken. One of our neighbours has already sued the council and still nothing. This is quite unbelievable especially as we have young children on the flats.

    Posted anonymously at 18:23, Sat 23 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:31, Sat 23 November 2019

  • I now had to climb out of my 1st floor kitchen window to cut off at least some of it before we are completely sealed!!!

    Posted anonymously at 21:02, Sat 21 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 21:30, Sat 21 December 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 05:51, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • Got an update that this would be fixed in 3 weeks. That was over a month ago and still no update.

    Ended up cutting some of whilst hanging precariously outside my 1st floor kitchen window as it was that or have my whole kitchen window blocked by this thing.

    Posted anonymously at 09:49, Sunday 16 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:30, Sunday 16 February 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:15, Sunday 15 March 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:34, Sunday 12 April 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:24, Sunday 10 May 2020

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