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Overgrown trees and bushes blocking over half of the pavement

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 18:57, Wed 23 May 2018

Sent to Bristol City Council 3 minutes later

The trees and bushes growing out of the verge are obstructing the majority of the pavement. I estimate 50-75% of the path is obstructed by the trees and bushes growing out - you can see the line of the edge of the path from the road sign on the first image. The undergrowth extends 2-3 feet out beyond the boundary and the branches are now a significant problem. It is forcing pedestrians to the edge of the path, meaning you are very close to passing cars and particularly buses (who will be pulling in to the nearby Ridgeway bus stop and whose wing mirrors can be particularly close at head height). It will be a significant obstacle for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Also low hanging branches now also mean you have to duck under them.

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  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:45, Wed 30 May 2018

  • This is still a problem

    Posted anonymously at 23:42, Wed 30 May 2018

  • This is still a problem, and now has overhanging branches and less footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 07:56, Fri 3 August 2018

  • When It Did rain people were having to walk in the road which in a fast road is DANGEROUS.

    Posted by Mr. Keith Liddiment at 12:26, Fri 3 August 2018

  • What does "customer follow up mean"? I raised the issue and have heard nothing.

    Posted anonymously at 18:24, Fri 3 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:46, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:46, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:46, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:10, Tue 7 August 2018

  • I still have no idea - all it says is "customer follow up". Nothing has been done to remedy the issue.

    Posted anonymously at 18:07, Tue 7 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 21:10, Monday 12 August 2019

  • Now a year later, nothing has been done. This path is now so dangerous, someone will get seriously hurt or worse soon. The cars travel at up to 50mph and the amount of path available has reduced further due to tree branches, over growing bushes and now stinging nettles. This path needs to be cleared and restored to its original size before a serious accident happens. I am frightened to use this stretch of path between my nearest bus stop and house.

    Posted anonymously at 22:09, Monday 12 August 2019

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:34, Wednesday 18 September 2019

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