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URGENT! Overgrown hedge blocking enterance/exit to laneway

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category anonymously at 18:51, Sunday 6 June 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

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Laneway entrance is between 5 and 9 Barrow Hill Road (There has never been a house for number 7) hedge is now wildly overgrown. The hedge is in number 9 Barrow Hill Road garden and this house is council property. The tennant living at number 9 has disability. The hedge now looks like an invastion of triffids and despite neighbours contacting the council reportingall this by letter and phonecalls and even reporting online we are not getting anywhere. Neighbours are not able to use the lane at present to put their cars in their garages etc. My mum cannot use it an alternative exit for her to be wheeled out in a wheelchair and get into my sister's or my cousin's car in the laneway as the hedge is a big obstacle. I cannot let mum try out her mobility scooter either due to the state of the lane and I can't use the lane either. Today a planned trip out for mum was cancelled as my sister could not and would not drive up the back lane to pick up mum as the hedge is dangerously overgrown. My mum remains upset and disappointed because the back garden out to the laneway is her only exit/entry access due to her ongoing disabilities. It doesn't help that the tenant of number 9 got the garden side of the hedge cut by persons unknown and failed to get the laneway side cut and cleared. (I have a skip to book to get rid of a lot of rubbish and old furniture transporting some from my mum's back garden to the front of the house where the skip will be - I won't be moving the rubbish friends of mine will as I can't do it due to fibromyalgia - this can't be done until the hedge is cut back) If the council won't cut the hedge can they remove it completely and put in a wire fence or whatever the council now choose to replace such isores. Myself and my neighbours are now getting desperate. Can the weeds in the laneway also be killed off at the same time as you can see from the photo lack of use with cars etc travelling up and down the lane has resulted in the weeds going bonkers. This issue is now in the hands of my local councillor Don Alexander to chase up and resolve on behalf of myself and local residents!! This is now a health and safety issue to us all. It's been ongoing for a very very long time.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:51, Sunday 6 June 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 08:43, Monday 7 June 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 14:08, Thursday 10 June 2021

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