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Homeowner has let their hedge overgrow onto the pavement, covering more than half of the pavement. This street is awkward to make on and the hedge makes it impossible for a wheelchair user or buggy to pass, even when there are no cars parked there

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 16:14, Sun 28 July 2019 ; (there is no pin shown as the user did not use the map)

Sent to Bristol City Council 1 minute later

The hedge belonging to 76 Somermead (on the corner of Somermead and Marksbury Road) is overgrown and obstructing more than half the pavement.

This presents two problems 1) it has become impossible for prams or wheelchair users to use the pavement and are forced on to the roads. Usually having to go around a parked van or car to do so. The road is also a one way road so there is not sufficient space for a pedestrian, especially not one with a pram or wheelchair user to move out of the way of an incoming car quickly. 2) there is limited street parking on Somermead. That end of Somermead allows for parking for 6 cars safely. The overgrown hedge makes parking awkward on the road.

The hedge was well kept by the previous owners and this was not a problem. It is now causing a lot of grievance and inconvenience to many road users.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:15, Sun 28 July 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:15, Sun 28 July 2019

  • The problem there is motorists obstructing the pavement with their cars.

    This anti-social behaviour can be reported to the police by calling 101.

    Take note of reg numbers, make/model

    Posted anonymously at 17:13, Sun 28 July 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:00, Sun 28 July 2019

  • As stated in the complaint, even without the car there the path is obstructed by the hedge. What are the regulations regarding minimum pavement width on this type of road?

    Posted anonymously at 18:56, Sun 28 July 2019

  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:11, Mon 29 July 2019

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:53, Fri 13 March 2020

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:04, Tue 17 March 2020

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