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2 potholes approx 1foot in diameter and both getting deep

Reported in the General Highways Enquiry category anonymously at 12:34, Sun 22 December 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 1 minute later

Potholes have been evident for a couple of weeks but in the past few days have increased i size and depth with the wet wather. both are at the base of the hill where cars turn from Cranbrook road and and pose a risk as cars and vans swerve to avoid damaging tyres. These potholes appear every year and need more thorough repair.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:35, Sun 22 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 09:21, Mon 23 December 2019

  • 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 12:53, Tue 24 December 2019

  • Extremely dangerous for cyclists and the lawsuit will cost more than the repair.

    Posted anonymously at 08:40, Friday 10 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:45, Friday 10 January 2020

  • Two very deep potholes that are causing cars to swerve and are a danger to cyclists as well as a risk to damaging suspension and vehicle tyres. This section of road at the bottom of Kersteman road probably needs a complete redo but these potholes are urgent.

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Tuesday 14 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:05, Tuesday 14 January 2020

  • Not only are the potholes very deep, the road is now littered with debris - large chunks of stone or tarmac, possibly originating from within the pothole. This is a particular risk for cyclists who are coming down a steep hill - and the road is used by children going to school on their bikes.

    Posted anonymously at 14:15, Wednesday 15 January 2020

  • Not only are the potholes very deep, the road is now littered with debris - large chunks of stone or tarmac, possibly originating from within the pothole. This is a particular risk for cyclists who are coming down a steep hill - and the road is used by children going to school on their bikes.

    Posted anonymously at 14:16, Wednesday 15 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:17, Wednesday 15 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:17, Wednesday 15 January 2020

  • The two potholes have now become three potholes! They are deep and dangerous and are probably causing damage to cars travelling up and down the road. There are large lumps of road strewn all over the road. How many emails do the council need to be sent before action is taken?! There is going to be an accident soon! The road needs to properly resurfaced ASAP!!!

    Posted anonymously at 17:51, Wednesday 15 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:55, Wednesday 15 January 2020

  • The road surface is in a very dangerous state. It needs to be closed until repair work carried out.

    Posted anonymously at 16:34, Thursday 16 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:35, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • To reiterate, this is getting worse daily. Last night, the potholes were full of rain and thus invisible to oncoming cars. I saw 1 car drive through the deep pothole unknowingly. This is a really busy road area, with loads of kids going up and down for the neighbouring secondary and also a good amount of primary aged children too. Flying stones have the potential to harm a significant amount of people. Please address ASAP. Additionally, Cranbrook road at the bottom of the hill (where Kersteman crosses it) has small holes too now which should be addressed at the same time.

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Friday 17 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:40, Friday 17 January 2020

  • Hi, I was doing the school run yesterday morning and hit the pothole, it has damaged my car (some thing is vibrating under my car), its very upsetting and don't know what the damage cost will be, please can some one sort this pothole out.

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Friday 17 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:05, Friday 17 January 2020

  • The danger created by these potholes has been reported repeatedly, yet nothing is being done. Well done Bristol City Council, well up to your normal performance. The comment about claims exceeding the cost of the work is very apposite, but somebody could easily be injured by a vehicle swerving to avoid these potholes.

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Friday 17 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:10, Friday 17 January 2020

  • I have now raised this with Councillor Martin Fodor and suggest others do the same. He is normally very responsive. cllr.martin.fodor@bristol.gov.uk

    I know the council is strapped for cash, but this has the potential to seriously injure a cyclist if they hit it at speed coming down the road and I would rather my council tax was spent on an urgent repair than on a million pound compensation settlement for a broken neck.

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Friday 17 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:25, Friday 17 January 2020

  • Idiotically a patch repair has been done - on one side of the road only! The large and small pothole on the uphill side haven't been touched. The quality of what has been done is so poor that I very much doubt it will last the month. Did the workers run out of material, time, or commonsense? Aren't I glad that my Council Tax is used so prudently!

    Posted anonymously at 15:47, Friday 17 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:50, Friday 17 January 2020

  • I went down there yesterday in Thursday on a motorbike

    It was lethal...if I hadn't already known it was there I'd have been off

    I've motorbiked in India and African....holes this big and for this long are simply unacceptable. Why have reporting technology when you don't repair!

    Posted anonymously at 07:47, Saturday 18 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:50, Saturday 18 January 2020

  • As the person who first raised the issue of the pot holes on 22nd December, I have now raised a formal complaint with the council .

    Posted by Jane Smith at 12:41, Saturday 18 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:45, Saturday 18 January 2020

  • This is an absolute disgrace. As per other comments, these potholes are extremely deep and dangerous, why has no action been taken?? Both of our cars have had the tracking knocked out when we've been unable to avoid these potholes as the road is so busy. Pedestrians and cyclists are at risk and I strongly implore the council to fix inordinately before a serious accident happens. I have just seen these again this morning, Sunday 19th Jan and they are getting worse.

    Posted anonymously at 10:28, Sunday 19 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:30, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • As already reported in this series of posts, a partial repair was carried out on Fri, but only on one side of the road and then of poor quality. Councillor Hance, the other Redland Ward councillor, intends to chase the issue tomorrow (Monday).

    Posted anonymously at 11:07, Sunday 19 January 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:10, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • The patches that were done on these potholes 2 weeks ago are already beginning to break up. This really needs a thorough resurfacing. Longer term, the road ay this junction needs to be re-contoured, to make it less prone to damage from HGVs.

    Posted by Crispin Allard at 10:31, Monday 3 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:35, Monday 3 February 2020

  • I drive past this afternoon and the potholes are already appearing again as per previous citizens comment. There is a large pot hole already present going up the hill which vehicles will swerve to avoid. Please rectify immediately BCC, these temporary fixes are insufficient and a thorough resurfacing is required before a major accident happens.

    Posted anonymously at 20:26, Monday 3 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:30, Monday 3 February 2020

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