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No flat pavement due to tree roots

Reported in the Pavement Defect category anonymously at 12:18, Tuesday 15 January 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 2 minutes later

This tree is located at the bottom of Claremont Road near the Gloucester Road end outside Gillham House.

I was walking down the road with my wife this morning. Passing the tree I fell as my foot slipped because of the slope over the roots. I ended up on my backside with a damaged, swollen, blooded and bruised finger. I was lucky it wasn't broken. The pavement was wet from earlier rain. I also spilt the contents of, and broke, the plastic bag that I was holding. I visited the shop around the corner DreamDoors and the manager said that he had also slipped that morning and showed me his damaged finger also.

The whole pavement down the hill was parked with cars and dustbins for collection which meant up to that point we had to walk in the road. this was the first opportunity to actually get on the pavement.

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  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:14, Thursday 7 November 2019

  • Re my original report I found I had broken my finger. I am still having problems with the hand as it triggered traumatic rhematoid arthritis in both hands.

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Thursday 7 November 2019

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:45, Thursday 7 November 2019

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