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Heavily overgrown bushes obstructing public footpath - again

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 21:52, Mon 3 June 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 2 minutes later

The bushes/trees in the garden of 16 Lanes End are heavily overgrown spilling over into the public footpath - again. At present the overhang is a major obstruction and leaves approx 4ft clearance to limbo underneath. If left much longer, the footpath will no longer be accessible. This is an ongoing issue (reported and resolved back in 2017/18) which the council needs to address with the owner/occupier. It's the owners obligation to maintain their garden and ensure it doesn't become an obstacle for others using the public footpath.

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  • This lane is heavily used as both a cycle path and foot path , it’s also used for children and parents going to and from west town lane Academy. I was nearly knocked over on foot by a cyclist who didn’t see me walking through as it had obstructed the view of the lane . I have also witnessed rats running in and out of the bushes as it’s so dense its attracting vermin like a breeding ground. The owner of number 16 needs to address this as the bushes are from their property therefore , their responsibility. This isn’t the first time the owner has let this happen ! This is becoming a health and safety issue due to the obstruction the bushes are causing. Please can the council step in and address this with the property owner. A polite request . Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Wed 5 June 2019

  • Job raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:37, Fri 26 July 2019

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:39, Fri 26 July 2019

  • This enquiry is now closed. No further action is required.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:44, Mon 2 December 2019

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