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Hedges over grown and obstructing pavement

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction category anonymously at 11:48, Saturday 22 May 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Hedge on corner of Great Brockeridge and Stoke Lane (outside 157 Stoke Lane) is so over grown it is causing an obstruction on the pavement - over half the pavement is obscured. this means pedestrians including the elderly, parents with push chairs and Elmlea school students who walk to school have to walk in the road. Please arrange for it to be cut back. It needs cutting back properly as the last 3 years it has been done the top has not been cut. When it rains the hedge is so too heavy it falls over onto the pavement.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:48, Saturday 22 May 2021

  • 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, Monday 24 May 2021

  • The hedge is becoming more overgrown and causing further obstruction. Pedestrians are having to walk on the road to avoid it. This includes the elderly, mothers with pushchairs and small children. It is an accident waiting to happen. This happens every year. Why is this work not routinely scheduled as this would avoid this problem?

    Posted anonymously at 14:54, Thursday 10 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:55, Thursday 10 June 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:50, Monday 14 June 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:50, Monday 14 June 2021

  • There is now complete obstruction due to the recent rain weighing down the hedge onto the pavement

    Posted anonymously at 20:36, Sunday 20 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:36, Sunday 20 June 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:47, Monday 21 June 2021

  • As a result of yesterday’s rain and your delay in cutting the hedge a significant part of it has now fallen onto the pavement blocking it entirely. This is a walk to school route and a busy route to the local shops for the local community. There is a significant risk of injury/harm to pedestrians who have to walk in the road to avoid this obstruction. This matter was first reported to you nearly 6 weeks ago. In addition it is a job that requires doing at the same time every year so I cannot understand how you can let it get to this point. It is now not simply a matter of cutting the hedge. Your maintenance team will need to get it back upright and in situ before they can cut it.

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Monday 28 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:42, Monday 28 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:46, Monday 28 June 2021

  • The hedge has completely collapsed onto the pavement. The pavement is blocked in its entirety and pedestrians have to walk into the road to get around it. This is a danger to the public’s health and safety.

    Posted anonymously at 17:17, Sunday 4 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:17, Sunday 4 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:22, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • The hedge remains uncut and blocking the pavement despite your advice that a job had been raised over a month ago. It has been blocking the pavement entirely for 2 and a half weeks now. In addition you can also see from today’s photos that a second part of the hedge is starting to fall over. If this collapses it will block the corner of a busy area of pavement on a corner with a main road and obscure drivers views when they turn left at the junction of Great Brockeridge and Stoke Lane.

    Posted anonymously at 07:45, Wednesday 14 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:45, Wednesday 14 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:40, Monday 19 July 2021

  • On 14 July I had to walk out into the road around a car that was parked beside the hedge because the hedge was completely blocking the entire width of the pavement. I spoke to the home owner who told me it is a BCC responsibility as the hedge is growing from the verge outside his property. May I suggest BCC uproots the hedge and sows grass seed so that this verge could be mown as part of the scheduled maintenance. I fully appreciate that BCC is strapped for cash due to government cuts but this would be a cost effective solution, a long term saving, and could avoid extremely costly litigation if a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle because they had to walk into the road due to the footway being blocked.

    Posted anonymously at 07:34, Wednesday 21 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:34, Wednesday 21 July 2021

  • 10 days ago contractors cleared part of the blocked path and advised they would come back to clear the rest another day as their truck was so full they couldn’t load any more hedge cuttings. They have not come back and the job is not fo I shed as you can see from the photos. Other parts of the hedge are falling forward onto the pavement and as the weather is warm & wet continuing to grow rapidly. This needs resolving before schools return in September as this is a walk to school route for Elmlea schools. It would be far more cost effective to dig up the hedge and replace it with turf. Thank

    Posted anonymously at 11:31, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:31, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:16, Tuesday 17 August 2021

  • 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 10:59, Wednesday 1 September 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2742087 in your new report if it is an update on this one.