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Bushes obstructing road - drivers using wrong carriageway

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 11:21, Thursday 20 August 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council 5 minutes later

The bushes/shrubs on the allotment-side of this portion of Charlton Road are impinging so much on the road that most vehicles - including the buses - are being forced to drive slightly straddling the two carriageways of this already narrow road stretch, to avoid damaging the vehicles.

The other day, when turning left out from Charlton Mead Drive, I was almost hit by another car who was driving partly along my right of way.

Please investigate this URGENTLY; there is a genuine danger here of road traffic incidents, on a route frequently used by pedestrians as well. This cannot afford a council response of many months while the shrubs are still growing!

This has been an issue now for several months owing to the favorable weather for the plant, but each time I've returned home I've forgotten to report it - my apologies.

(I may re-report this with photos when I remember to walk round and take some - but please trust my report in the meantime.)

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:21, Thursday 20 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 13:57, Thursday 20 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 08:15, Thursday 27 August 2020

  • Over a month later still no hedge work done. Bushes expanding. With buses driving down this road it leaves no option but scrapping along bushes. I pulled over to take picture - as you can see down to max 1.5 lanes width now. Seriously dangerous

    Posted anonymously at 18:13, Saturday 3 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:14, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • I've just tweeted our local MP, to see if he can help!

    Posted anonymously at 20:11, Saturday 3 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:11, Saturday 3 October 2020

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