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No72 Bedminster Road - Front hedge is overgrown and blocking the pavement right next to the pelican crossing

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 22:00, Mon 8 July 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 6 hours, 10 minutes later

No72 Bedminster Road, Bedminster. Yet again this house is failing to maintain the bushes at the front of the property and it is blocking the footpath. The hedge needs to be cut back by almost a foot, they are clearly blocking land that they should not be. The owner needs to cut this back. I believe he rents it out so I do not see the owner to tell him.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 03:10, Tue 9 July 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:45, Tue 13 August 2019

  • This hedge has been neglected again this year. Ever summer they fail to cut the hedge back. It’s now obstructing buggies and wheel chairs again.

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Tue 13 August 2019

  • Same problem as before, the hedge has grown so much it is blocking the pavement, it's right beside a crossing on a busy road, anyone in a wheelchair or with a pram or buggy would struggle to get passed without stepping on to the busy road.

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Tue 3 September 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:05, Tue 3 September 2019

  • This hedge is now a dangerous hazard. You cannot get a pram or child's buggy passed without going into the road. I have seen children put their scooters into the road to avoid it. You cannot walk past it without catching it in your clothing or hair. Every pedestrian is forced to manoeuvre to avoid it. From memory, the owner of this house has trimmed it back once in the last five years and needs to be forced to trim back this hedge every year or remove it. I have had to stop my own daughter taking dangerous action to avoid it. It is only a matter of time before an accident happens.

    Posted anonymously at 17:56, Sat 7 September 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:00, Sat 7 September 2019

  • Hi there Council. Original poster here. I raised this just over 2 months ago and there has been no comment from you. Are you waiting for winter for the leaves to drop so there's less of an issue or are you hoping that we all band together to chop or burn the whole bush down? I don't think we are far from the latter. It may well be that you are taking some action...but this is the perfect platform to let us know what's happening, yet we have heard nothing. Please provide an update. Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 06:17, Fri 13 September 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:00, Mon 16 September 2019

  • What does customer follow up mean? Are the council doing any thing about this ?

    Posted anonymously at 18:10, Mon 16 September 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:10, Mon 16 September 2019

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:06, Friday 13 March 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:54, Tuesday 19 May 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:17, Tuesday 19 May 2020

  • Hi there. Same issue again. At a time when we are supposed to be physically distancing from other pedestrians when the hedge is taking up more than half the pavement and looks just as it did in the original photo I posted. Just in case I sound like a broken record, can I please ask other followers of this thread to post your thoughts? Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 20:54, Tuesday 19 May 2020

  • This is so infuriating- every single spring the people in this house fail to maintain this hedge. Not only that but the garden and house has looked like a bomb site for three years now. Please can they be told to either chop the hedge down or maintain it. We should t be still having to report this three years on!!!

    Posted anonymously at 21:17, Tuesday 19 May 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:13, Saturday 23 May 2020

  • The height of the hedge has been massively reduced recently and they've trimmed the front so it doesn't stick out quite as far onto the pavement but no further than last time, so it will grow back again and cause the same problems again in a fairly short space of time.

    Posted anonymously at 14:13, Saturday 23 May 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:03, Saturday 23 May 2020

  • Yep, I totally agree with the last poster. It's definitely a huge improvement on a few days ago, but the problem isn't fixed. The hedge itself is way beyond the property's border. That can easily be seen as there is a fence next to it that marks the boundary. They are stealing land from the pavement .. and it is still almost impossible to pass as pedestrians in that space, especially as it is so near to the crossing lights. It's a short term fix that doesn't deal with the problem that we will inevitable be writing about again very soon.

    Posted anonymously at 21:03, Saturday 23 May 2020

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