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Recycling bin lid left on the footpath.

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction category anonymously at 19:30, Mon 15 February 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

I was walking my dog and our route coming along Forest Road walking in the direction of Idstone road on the left hand side pavement. Outside 21, Forest Road it was approx 16.45 and the light was going. As I walked I stood on a recycling bin lid that I couldn’t see clearly. My legs immediately slipped out underneath me and I fell very heavily onto my back. There was a car coming towards me and I don’t know how she managed to stop in time. I am recovering from chemo and I am on blood thinners so I have extensive bruising and severe pain from this fall.

This would not have happened If the bin lid was not left on the pavement. Either by the recycling staff or the homeowner. It is a trip hazard and I am very lucky that me or my dog did not sustain significantly worse injuries.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:31, Mon 15 February 2021

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:14, Wed 3 March 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wed 24 March 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2547994 in your new report if it is an update on this one.