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Width of number 46 dug up for 6/7 years exposed pipe, wire and hole.

Reported in the Pavement Defect category anonymously at 16:46, Wed 4 December 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 3 minutes later

Location 46 Highbury Road, Bedminster, Bristol. BS3. This problem has been there for around 6/7 years. I live on Marksbury Road and walk up through Highbury Road daily to use the Premier shop and walk my dog. I have noticed this and have always said one day someone will fall down there. Well on this occasion my dog did. The sun was in my eyes the bright winter sun and she suddenly yelped. She slipped into it (the dug up gap) and was petrified. I had to get her back out as she couldn’t and it was lucky she doesn’t have any leg injuries and a stay at the vets. I don’t know how this house has got away with their front garden being like this. Do they even know and have knowledge about the wire and pipe? It’s scary. Someone will fall down there in the dark and could be injured. What about a blind person!!?? The dug up gap part is the whole width of the house. They don’t have a wall or fence, nothing. It only takes just to move your feet to the side and you’re down it. I think this needs to be sorted, cordoned, signs up and filled immediately. It is so dangerous. I didn’t manage to get photos as I had to lift and carry my dog home as she was shaken up after. I’ve noticed the path in front of the side gate to the left of this house looks damaged. There was another incident where a car mounted the pavement and the wheels went in the hole but that hasn’t worsened the problem in any way. It’s always looked like this. It’s a long, wide dug up area that has been there for a very long time. It’s basically an unfinished job.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:50, Wed 4 December 2019

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:17, Mon 9 December 2019

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:14, Thursday 7 May 2020

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