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Rotten redundant cable pole a potential danger in high winds

Reported in the Street Furniture category anonymously at 16:08, Thursday 27 February 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council 2 minutes later

I have lived at 19 Aubrey Road, BS3 3EY for 4 years. The redundant cable pole has been at the rear of my property on Beryl Road throughout that time. Yesterday, I had a gardener come and remove a wisteria that had climbed up it. He advised me that the pole was rotten and a potential danger to people and property in high winds. I had both BT OpenReach and Western Power come and look at it yesterday. They agreed it needed removing - but both said it wasn't their pole. Further research suggests it may have been a Rediffusion cable pole. The company's no longer in existence, so that's a dead end. As this pole is on a public road, which is serviced by the council, I assume it's your responsibility by default. Can you let me know whether this is correct - or suggest some way of dealing with this? I'm keen for it to be removed to prevent any accidents.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:10, Thursday 27 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:54, Friday 28 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:34, Wednesday 8 April 2020

  • We've investigated this issue and don't think any further action is needed at this time.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:42, Thursday 9 April 2020

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