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Seriously hazardous trip hazard for pedestrians sunken drain cover not obvious : Outside GW Air Ambulance Charity shop, or a bit further up the courtyard: small drain cover in Carlton Court

Reported via mobile in the Pavement Defect category by David Moore at 14:38, Wed 16 December 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Yes, I saw a man on crutches nearly fall over after not seeing it and stepping his foot into it . In about Sept-October time. It is still there and it is not obvious either, which makes it the more of a threat/real hazard. Carlton Court, the courtyard next to CoOp Canford Lane, Westbury on Trym, BS9. Up the courtyard on the left hand side as one goes up, maybe outside the beauty salon if not the Charity shop. 12 in? 30 cm? square dark coloured grating, sunken down at an angle about 20 cm maybe or less but enough to be real trip fall over threat . I had not seen it either until I was walking talking with this man on crutches who put his foot into it, as we were talking walking, and he nearly went over.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:39, Wed 16 December 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 11:49, Thu 17 December 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 13:18, Thu 17 December 2020

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    I have now revisited the site and photos above.

    The drain cover I see is not sunken as much as I thought but it is that it is not clear and definitely is a subtle not seen trip hazard. I could let you know of the Peter who nearly fell and am sure he would support my submission. A bright paint line around it for now might be the thing or in the long term just as cost effective a quick concrete or tarmac works for now. Anyway I do think it needs attention. Not sunken as much but enough to put one's foot in and catch or lose balance if unsteady. Photos above. Every best.

    Posted anonymously at 15:14, Thu 17 December 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:14, Thu 17 December 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 13:53, Thursday 28 January 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2435016 in your new report if it is an update on this one.