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Autumn leaf clearance sees 450tonnes of foliage collected off Bromley's streets

PUBLISHED: 09:39 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 16 November 2017

Around 450,000 tonnes of foliage has been cleared off Bromley's streets so far this autumn

Around 450,000 tonnes of foliage has been cleared off Bromley's streets so far this autumn

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The council is five weeks into its clearance operations

The autumn season is proving a “hugely challenging time” for Bromley council, as thousands of trees shed their leaves onto streets below.

Five weeks into its leaf clearance operation, workers have had already shifted 450tonnes of foliage.

With workers out in full force, residents are being reminded how they can keep their streets clear.

Environment councillor William Huntington-Thresher said: “Whilst we are fortunate to have so many trees across our borough, clearing leaves in autumn remains a hugely challenging time for us.

“We have brought in extra leaving crews to help but nevertheless, it is still a sizeable task. We are grateful for resident’s support who do help clear leaves in their street as part of being a Street Friend.

“I would also ask you not to be tempted to sweep or blow leafs from your gardens onto the road or pavement, which as well as having legal implications, can undo the good work we’ve already done.”

Around 100,000 trees have started to drop their leaves for the autumn season, which ends on December 21, with clean-up operations targeting trees likely to shed earlier in the season first, and other trees as the season progresses.

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