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Reported in the Retaining Wall category anonymously at 11:44, Tue 4 August 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

I reported this in June 2019 and nothing was done. I reported it again in January 2020 and you've not even responded to my report. See details, below:

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:44, Tue 4 August 2020

  • Side of 2 Station Road in Bishopston. Unstable 6ft wall in Public Footpath from Station Road to Lilstock Avenue in Bishopston. Has been reported many times before but seems nothing done and wall has loose stones. There is also a tree growing up through wall and making wall unstable, The wall is now starting to lean. It Seems as though the main issue is with the tree that needs to be removed and this may solve the issue. Please can we investigate this as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 17:14, Tue 4 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:14, Tue 4 August 2020

  • Side of 2 Station Road in Bishopston. Unstable 6ft wall in Public Footpath from Station Road to Lilstock Avenue in Bishopston. Has been reported many times before but seems nothing done and wall has loose stones. There is also a tree growing up through wall and making wall unstable, The wall is now starting to lean. It Seems as though the main issue is with the tree that needs to be removed and this may solve the issue. Please can we investigate this as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 17:21, Tue 4 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:21, Tue 4 August 2020

  • Side of 2 Station Road in Bishopston. Unstable 6ft wall in Public Footpath from Station Road to Lilstock Avenue in Bishopston. Has been reported many times before but seems nothing done and wall has loose stones. There is also a tree growing up through wall and making wall unstable, The wall is now starting to lean. It Seems as though the main issue is with the tree that needs to be removed and this may solve the issue. Please can we investigate this as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 17:21, Tue 4 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:22, Tue 4 August 2020

  • Side of 2 Station Road in Bishopston. Unstable 6ft wall in Public Footpath from Station Road to Lilstock Avenue in Bishopston. Has been reported many times before but seems nothing done and wall has loose stones. There is also a tree growing up through wall and making wall unstable, The wall is now starting to lean. It Seems as though the main issue is with the tree that needs to be removed and this may solve the issue. Please can we investigate this as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 17:26, Tue 4 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:26, Tue 4 August 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 14:42, Fri 7 August 2020

  • Please make sure your colleague has a proper look. The Sycamore tree growing in the wall is approx 10 metres from the path on Station rd

    Posted anonymously at 15:16, Fri 7 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:16, Fri 7 August 2020

  • You reported overgrown vegetation, it was cut down, the worst bit of leaning wall is 2m from the maple tree, this bit of wall was reported 9yrs ago and repointed, now got much worse but is 2m away from maple tree

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Fri 7 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:16, Fri 7 August 2020

  • No. I reported the tree growing on the wall. It’s a sycamore tree.

    The distances I mentioned are from the pavement on Station Rd and is approximate

    Posted anonymously at 19:19, Fri 7 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:19, Fri 7 August 2020

  • Is anything going to be done about this sycamore tree?

    Posted anonymously at 07:49, Wed 12 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:49, Wed 12 August 2020

  • Hello - can I have an update, please?

    Posted anonymously at 15:02, Thu 20 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:02, Thu 20 August 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:44, Tue 1 September 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 10:54, Thu 3 September 2020

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    Still not properly sorted out. See photos.

    This tree needs to be COMPLETELY REMOVED from the wall. Otherwise it’ll continue to grow.

    The pruning of a few branches is NOT THE SOLUTION.

    See photos

    Posted anonymously at 08:37, Tue 29 September 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:37, Tue 29 September 2020

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    I don’t know how many times I need to report this until it is properly resolved

    Posted anonymously at 18:17, Tue 29 September 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:17, Tue 29 September 2020

  • A few head height branches of the maple , and budhleja were lopped off, by neighbouring land owner's contractor out of goodwill, not the council. I believe the process is underway, of finding and getting the wall owner to sort it out, as it is a public right of way.

    Posted anonymously at 17:54, Fri 2 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:54, Fri 2 October 2020

  • Do you know who the contractor is, or the Neighbouring owner of the wall?

    This wall is soon going to collapse because this has not been sorted

    Posted anonymously at 19:00, Fri 2 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:00, Fri 2 October 2020

  • Western power distribution deny that it's their wall, even though they own the brick hovel by the maple, and the land up to the wall with the budhleja in. I suppose it's possible the the 2ft strip of land between substation and wall could be owned by westbury homes or charles church, who were/are the mainland owner of the estate, the council may have to get a court order to make who ever is responsible remove trees, and repair the wall.

    Posted anonymously at 22:39, Fri 2 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:39, Fri 2 October 2020

  • I guess the council aren’t in a hurry to do that. BNS (who are the property managers of adjacent Lydia Court) have already stated to me it’s not their property.

    Are you sure it’s a Maple rather than a sycamore? It might be relevant as to how voraciously it grows. Sycamores need complete removal

    Posted anonymously at 23:45, Fri 2 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:45, Fri 2 October 2020

  • The contractor who lopped a few branches off was hired by bns , and said he would mention the wall in his report, but was almost certain it was'nt in his or their remit, I don,t remember the logo, but as nothing more happened bns seems did'nt want to know just as i expected, I think that despite what bns say westbuy homes is responsible for the lilstock ave half the wall length, then either western power( despite what they claim)or westbury homes (by the brick hovel) then western power ( despite) by the budhleja, then the final 3yards westbury homes, So bns are employed by the land owner westbury homes so imho should look after some of the station rd end/ I think, don't know if this gives you a headache but it does me. I am certain the tree is a maple but I don't know about the rates of growth, but I know the council have never been particularly pro-active and might get their act together when the wall actually starts toppling over! as you may know the alley is a public right of way and so they have a duty of care eg, free of obstruction, over-hanging vegetation and falling rocks I guess, it must be very frustrating when you have the decency warn in advance what will happen only to have it play out and seem to be ignored into the bargain.

    Posted anonymously at 17:00, Sat 3 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:00, Sat 3 October 2020

  • Thank you so much for all the information you’ve provided here. I live on Dirac Road, also maintained by BNS, and intend to take it up with them, do you know what date (approximately) a couple of the branches were lopped? BNS contractor for landscapes/gardens is Enviro, and it was probably them who did it.

    How do you know who owns which bit of wall, is there some land registry thing or something? My concern is that the wall will fall down and potentially injure someone and then the alley will be closed either for a prolonged period of time or permanently.

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Sun 4 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:27, Sun 4 October 2020

  • It’s very frustrating that nothing is being done. I might raise a complaint with the council about this. Just to get someone on it

    Posted anonymously at 10:32, Sun 4 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:33, Sun 4 October 2020

  • I have viewed land registry title plans actually I had them for something else,which indicate owners of the land areas but they are not to the nearest inch, so it seems a matter of interpretation ( the boundary outline is as thick as a wall , which is'nt shown)and I don't think it is a legal obligation to repair a boundary fence any way, or at best a grey area, all documents no.s (maybe copies of he plans also, I forget which)I had were passed to the council weeks ago for good measure. Yes that was the name enviro. I was told it would be officer Steve Sheppard who would deal with the wall.

    Posted anonymously at 22:13, Sun 4 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:13, Sun 4 October 2020

  • I'm not sure, maybe a month or more branches were lopped (because I asked). I contacted Tom Brooke about 2 months ago ,he checked the wall , decided it was'nt immediately dangerous, and he passed the plans to someone at the çouncil, of course they will know what and how to find it anyway. I contacted western power d. in 2014 about buddleja in the wall by the sub-station they reminded me, but they did'nt remove them.

    Posted anonymously at 23:50, Sun 4 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:50, Sun 4 October 2020

  • I'm not sure, maybe a month or more branches were lopped (because I asked). I contacted Tom Brooke about 2 months ago ,he checked the wall , decided it was'nt immediately dangerous, and he passed the plans to someone at the çouncil, of course they will know what and how to find it anyway. I contacted western power d. in 2014 about buddleja in the wall by the sub-station they reminded me, but they did'nt remove them.

    Posted anonymously at 23:51, Sun 4 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:52, Sun 4 October 2020

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    To me the screen shots indicate land owners, but the paragraph about "land tinted green" seems to me to suggest that westbury homes think they may have moved their boundary, if they can do that? leaving western power as the land owner of the uncoloured area inc. substation and to border the wall( and inc. it) Land reg. assured me once I owned copies I can do what I will with them.

    Posted anonymously at 08:27, Mon 5 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:27, Mon 5 October 2020

  • I have made contact with the council after raising a complaint. I linked this report id to the complaint. They've (Beth Diamond) told me it's on the edge of a conservation area which is not council owned, but is on a public right of way (adopted). The property team at the council is going to find out who owns the wall and then this weill determine the next course of action, whether the council sort it, or if they tell the owners to sort it.

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Mon 12 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:41, Mon 12 October 2020

  • Thank you whoever has been posting here! I live on a neighbouring road to this alley way and access here is vital to me and my family

    Posted anonymously at 13:48, Mon 12 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:48, Mon 12 October 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:42, Tue 27 October 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:44, Tue 24 November 2020

  • Still waiting for a response on when this will be attended.

    Typically, no response

    Posted anonymously at 22:03, Tue 22 December 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:04, Tue 22 December 2020

  • Still waiting for a response on when this will be attended.

    Typically, no response

    Posted anonymously at 22:04, Tue 22 December 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:04, Tue 22 December 2020

  • Not fixed and it’s getting on for two years since I first reported this

    Posted anonymously at 22:46, Tuesday 19 January 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:46, Tuesday 19 January 2021

  • Council need to sort this before the wall collapses

    Posted anonymously at 22:48, Tuesday 19 January 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:49, Tuesday 19 January 2021

  • Months are going past and the tree is still growing taller and the roots longer into the wall making it more and more dangerous

    Posted anonymously at 23:42, Tuesday 16 February 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:42, Tuesday 16 February 2021

  • Months are going past and the tree is still growing taller and the roots longer into the wall making it more and more dangerous

    Posted anonymously at 10:55, Wednesday 17 February 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:55, Wednesday 17 February 2021

  • This now represents a real danger. The wall is now in imminent danger of collapse. Please fix it. As you can see this has been an ongoing problem for many years. Lots of children use this footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 09:20, Tuesday 2 March 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:20, Tuesday 2 March 2021

  • No. Still not fixed. Now approaching 2 years since I first reported it. The important, well used pathway is closed and there’s no signs of anyone coming to remove the tree from the wall

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Wednesday 17 March 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:43, Wednesday 17 March 2021

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