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Driveway obstruction

Reported via Android in the Obstruction category anonymously at 18:33, Wed 1 August 2018

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 days, 19 hours, 12 minutes later

A tiny single lane cul-de-sac that has a ridiculous amount of cars parked obstructing all driveways.

Our driveway having a concrete Pilar one side and a telephone pole on the other, people parking opposite have made it impossible to get out of our driveway.

This shows dash cam footage of an illegally parked vehicle making us unable to get out of our drive.

I have reported our road on several occasions as we have regularly uninsured, non-taxed and non-mot vehicles parking in our road to avoid being fined, they have been reported to the police but nothing has been done.

Our waste/recycling collections cannot get down our road and therefore bins have not been collected several times!

No.8 the care home struggles to receive emergency services due to the illegally parked vehicles! This needs to change before a resident cannot receive medical treatment.

We need yellow lines for driveway owners and the care homeand the care home as they have regular ambulances that now park on our driveways due to motorists asking them to move to be able to leave the road...

This road is beyond a joke and I have many video evidence of pedestrians (coming from Morrisons lane) being knocked/near miss when vehicles mount the pavement or if the pavement is clear they speed down the whole side of the pavement with two wheels - right in front of no.8 gates which disabled paitents live and use to get to the shops - wheels cannot go up the pavement and are forced to go into the road.

We are fed up of calling the police everytime we cannot get out of our driveway and they keep diverting us to request yellow lines.

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  • Turning bay obstruction

    Posted anonymously at 18:44, Wed 1 August 2018

  • Pedestrians/wheelchairs forced to go in the road!

    Posted anonymously at 18:50, Wed 1 August 2018

  • Just had our pavements resealed, the contractors were covering a wide area and had to keep coming back to our road when cars decided to move (these cars were not residents) they ended up giving up with our street and we now have three sections like this - looks very untidy.

    The Ford Ka that I have previously reported to the police CN03 WNZ which has no mot since March is one of these cars that keeps coming back to our road and police have not done anything about it!

    Posted anonymously at 17:21, Fri 3 August 2018

  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:45, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:50, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:50, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:50, Mon 6 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:40, Thu 23 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:40, Thu 23 August 2018

  • Both cars causing obstruction to both pedestrians and motorists

    Posted anonymously at 09:36, Thu 23 August 2018

  • People parking llegal opposite driveways making it impossible to get out

    Posted anonymously at 09:38, Thu 23 August 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:35, Sat 1 September 2018

  • Again, having to skim illegally parked vehicles to park on our driveway whilst people walk behind me, whilst reversing because pavements are blocked by cars!

    Our white car can no longer get out due to the angle of the turn with the restrictions.

    Posted anonymously at 14:33, Sat 1 September 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:28, Tue 4 September 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:25, Sat 8 September 2018

  • Full driveways... No space to manoeuvre on and off driveways due to illegally parked vehicles.

    Also the narrow entrance which means emergency services will struggle to reach the car home or residents.

    Posted anonymously at 20:24, Sat 8 September 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:15, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:15, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:20, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Restrictions from telephone pole, illegally parked vehicles making it very difficult to get out.

    This girl only just came back to her vehicle and noticed how much trouble she caused us, but then started moving her car and almost clipped two pedestrians walking on the pavement.

    Photos will follow as I cannot post videos.

    Posted anonymously at 10:11, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Started reversing while someone walling behind her - top left corner pedestrian in a navy coat.

    Posted anonymously at 10:12, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Tried coming off the pavement and this pedestrian was going to cross the road because how tight the pavement was but she decided to drive at the lady in the pink coat and continued to drive on the pavement as she walked around the vehicle.

    I thought driving on the pavement was illegal.

    Posted anonymously at 10:15, Thu 20 September 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:35, Sat 27 October 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:35, Sat 27 October 2018

  • Mounting pavements whilst pedestrians walk down the road

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Sat 27 October 2018

  • Parked and now causing obstruction to pedestrians and our driveway.

    This is now causing obstruction to the care home as taxis are parking on residents driveways to pick up disabled residents

    Posted anonymously at 13:34, Sat 27 October 2018

  • Council vehicle parking illegally Infront of 8 Graeme Close gates causing obstruction not only to disabled patients, to resident driveway and the turning bay.

    This is beyond a joke now and something must be done before someone gets hurt!

    Everyone is forced to walk down the road due to illegally parked vehicles...

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Wed 31 October 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:10, Wed 31 October 2018

  • Bristol City Council vehicle - causing obstruction!

    Care home gates Disabled patients Residential driveways Tiny cul-de-sac turning bay Pavement to pedestrians Wheelchair users Push chairs No emergency services would get through this gap

    Posted anonymously at 17:10, Wed 31 October 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:15, Wed 31 October 2018

  • Illegally parked vehicles have caused obstruction to the whole street today and is still causing obstruction.

    My neighbor has stuck a note on this vehicle and had to park her car elsewhere, many of us have to come home from work yet.

    Not even a smart car can get through this gap!

    Yellow lines would help solve these daily obstructions.

    Posted anonymously at 15:36, Mon 5 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:40, Mon 5 November 2018

  • Cars parking right up on the pavement blocking both sides of the pavement, not only causing a nightmare to our driveway but causing obstruction to the disabled residents in 8 Graeme Close.

    Posted anonymously at 19:10, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Blocking the whole pavement to disabled residents from 8 Graeme Close and to Morrisons lane that is very busy with pedestrians.

    Posted anonymously at 19:12, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:15, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:15, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Happening regularly, car parked ridiculously that I couldn't get the angle to go onto my driveway.

    BMW blocking the whole pavement as well... Again everyone has to walk in the road!

    Posted anonymously at 19:17, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:20, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Pedestrians constantly walking in the road because of illegally parked vehicles, this car reserved back so fast the pedestrian lucky he spotted him and didn't go on the pavement.

    Posted anonymously at 13:00, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:00, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Pedestrians have to look out for cars on pavements as well as the roads...

    Posted anonymously at 13:01, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Pedestrians constantly walking in the road because of illegally parked vehicles, this car reversed back so fast the pedestrian lucky he spotted him and didn't go on the pavement.

    *Amended

    Posted anonymously at 13:02, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:05, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:05, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Extremely tight gaps to get out of our driveway when people park opposite.. we asked the chap to move as he was unloading his car and his response was where else am I going to park.

    With a high amount of students in the area now (4 students per house = 4 cars) or house being created into flats by landlords, is creating fishponds to be a real struggle.

    We used to be 7 houses and a care home opposite... We are now 17 and a care home.

    No.1 converted into 4 flats with driveway No. 2 is still a house with driveway No. 3 converted to 2 flats with driveway for 1 car No. 4 converted to 4 student flats with driveway for 1 vehicle No. 5 converted to 4 flats no driveway No. 6 is still a house no driveway No. 7 is still a house no driveway No. 8 care home that takes up all one side of the cul-de-sac and no ambulance, food deliveries, taxi or visitor spaces

    Posted anonymously at 08:30, Tue 4 December 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:30, Tue 4 December 2018

  • We have added a new sign over a month ago and very, very RARE have people taken notice.

    Posted anonymously at 08:34, Tue 4 December 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:35, Tue 4 December 2018

  • This morning an ambulance couldn't get down our road due to illegally parked vehicles!

    This happens on regular occasions and luckily the patient was in the care home and NOT the turning bay otherwise they would of had to be carried in the rain.

    This ambulance had to go back out of the street and reverse down to be able to get the ambulance as close as possible to attend it's disabled patient.

    Posted anonymously at 19:05, Thu 20 December 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:05, Thu 20 December 2018

  • Photo of ambulance after turning around.

    From previous photos you can see cars parking all along the front of no.8 care home and luckily today they could get a stretcher out of the gates.

    Still NO response on the council.

    Posted anonymously at 19:09, Thu 20 December 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:10, Thu 20 December 2018

  • Disabled residents being pushed into the road due to illegally parked vehicles

    Posted anonymously at 19:18, Thu 20 December 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:20, Thu 20 December 2018

  • This is without a car parked opposite our driveway, and how far our cars have around the telephone pole. Once a car parks opposite our driveway we cannot get the bonnet past the pole!

    Why are cars allowed to park illegal or illegally opposite driveways in a single traffic cul-de-sac that cause obstruction to the entrance, care home, driveways and turning bay.

    Still no response from the Council.

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Saturday 12 January 2019

  • Legally or illegally*

    Posted anonymously at 09:43, Saturday 12 January 2019

  • Reserving into the driveway last night with no car opposite which mean I could get home in a two point turn.

    The next photo posted I could never do this turn.

    Posted anonymously at 09:46, Saturday 12 January 2019

  • We park so forwarded hoping people heads will clock on how they would get out... But no it looks like nowadays people only see if a car can drive past them not about ambulances or narrow driveways!

    We have to park our cars as close as possible to the house (this obstructs our front door) to give the other a better angle to get out majority of the year - or take one car off completely depending on how the car is parked.

    Posted anonymously at 09:50, Saturday 12 January 2019

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:06, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Arrived home this evening and again a car parked illegally opposite our driveway causing a very awkward turn into my driveway making sure I did not hit mine or his bodywork.

    Why should I have to do a 3/4 point turn to get into my driveway!

    Other photos to follow...

    Posted anonymously at 17:16, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Regarding the above post.. on drive but in the completely wrong angle... Now I have limited room behind two vehicles and a telephone pole.

    Posted anonymously at 17:17, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:20, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:20, Friday 18 January 2019

  • With a very narrow angle against my other vehicle I have to then pull forward again to park.

    What's the point in paying for a driveway and dropped kerb if I have to fight to get on it!

    Posted anonymously at 17:20, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:25, Friday 18 January 2019

  • Car still has not moved from opposite driveway and more cars have joined causing obstruction to Care Home gates and from previous photos you will be able to tell ambulances will not be able to get past if anyone needed medical care.

    People use our driveways to turn (even if the turning bay empty) and we have a loose stoned drive which wears down over time... Plenty of people have stalled and rolled into our cars!

    Parking on them to go Lidi or Morrisons shopping... Park on them or obstructing them to pick the kids up from school - all the restrictions on fishponds road has pushed them onto residents but I still cannot get my head round people shopping!

    We now cannot get out of our driveway unless someone guides us out... Otherwise we would definitely hit a car with the turn required getting around the telephone pole and concrete Pilar!

    Again why local residents paying the price for idiots on the road! Again police pass us off to the council.

    Posted anonymously at 20:50, Saturday 19 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:55, Saturday 19 January 2019

  • Still no update from the council only emails saying they will be in contact directly....

    Posted anonymously at 18:32, Wednesday 23 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:35, Wednesday 23 January 2019

  • Pedestrians having to avoid being knocked down due to people driving on the pavement

    Posted anonymously at 12:08, Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Car drive down the pavement

    Posted anonymously at 12:09, Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:10, Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:10, Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:06, Friday 8 February 2019

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