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Plannters in road

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 14:11, Thu 1 November 2018

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

The planters in the road are very dangerous and is a accident waiting to happen. 2 of the planters now have no legs on them and are sitting on the road surface. A double Decker bus got stuck on Saturday due to cars being parked so closely and the planters and on the pavement he could not get through. What happens if a fire engine needs to get through? It is hard to walk by some parts with a pushchair due to parking on the pavements. And also due to the bad parking you can not see what traffic is coming through, which is leading to agreements most days in the road. The planters are very unkept and now they are just a eyesore. I would like to see the reports on the traffic numbers & speeds that should have been carried out in Sept.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:15, Thu 1 November 2018

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:01, Mon 5 November 2018

  • The planters are NOT dangerous; they are proven to be an effective way of reducing traffic speed in Whitehall Avenue. The planters were installed by local residents, and are maintained by local residents.

    Double deck buses and other large vehicles have been seen to use the road since the planters were installed. If there was a recent issue with a vehicle becoming blocked, then this may have been as a consequence of inconsiderate parking rather than the position of the planters.

    If there are vehicles parked on the pavement forcing pedestrians to use the road, then clearly this is regretable but is a different issue to the planters. Many streets across the city have ongoing issues with vehicles parked on the pavement and thus causing an obstruction. This is a matter for Avon & Somerset Constabulary - www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/advice/vehicles-and-roads/parking

    Local residents look after the planters to ensure that they are kept tidy, watered and weeded when necessary etc. If you live in Whitehall Avenue you may already know who is maintaining each of the planters. If you would like to volunteer to help maintain one or more of the planters I suggest you contact the Whitehall Avenue Community Group.

    Bristol City Council has not conducted any recent traffic surveys in Whitehall Avenue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:29, Sun 18 November 2018

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:30, Sun 18 November 2018

  • If you could please provided me with the contact details for Whitehall Avenue Community Group i will kindly contact them.

    I am correct in thinking then that it is ok for the planters to be placed on the tarmac?

    I believe the residents of Whitehall Ave carried out a recent traffic survey, where can i seethe results from this?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Alison Bowden at 17:14, Wed 21 November 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:15, Wed 21 November 2018

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Mon 26 November 2018

  • This is on going. This keeps being closed when i have not had any answers or information on how to contact the correct people.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:59, Thu 29 November 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:00, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:35, Thu 29 November 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:42, Thu 27 December 2018

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 18:47, Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:50, Wednesday 6 February 2019

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