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Pavement being destroyed by horsetail growth

Reported in the Pavement Defect category anonymously at 14:21, Thursday 13 June 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

The short path up to the corner of Sturminster Close (No. 10) has been gradually deteriorating over at least ten years, despite efforts by the householder at No. 10 to keep down the growth of weeds by manual clearance. The lower part of the path was dug up and resurfaced a few years ago, but this is now being damaged by horsetail growth. The path needs replacing, possibly with a layer of salt underneath to hold back the growth of horsetail. The use of glyphosphates weedkiller would not be acceptable and wouldn't mend the path surface anyway. The horsetail is now spreading along the top path of Sturminster Close and in addition every time the grass is cut it is not swept up so adds to the available nutrients for growth.

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  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:43, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Reallocated.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:59, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Reallocated.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:28, Monday 22 July 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:00, Monday 22 July 2019

  • Why has the issue raised been reallocated twice, and to what area(s) of the council has the reallocation been sent to?

    Also, sorry for lack of personal details on original report, but my name is Kerry Vosper and I live at number 10 Sturminster Close.

    Posted by Kerry Vosper at 11:56, Monday 22 July 2019

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:50, Wednesday 31 July 2019

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 1659619 in your new report if it is an update on this one.