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Overgrown hedge

Reported via iOS in the Obstruction category anonymously at 16:53, Mon 14 June 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

The hedge outside 72 Bedminster Road is growing out into the pavement which makes it really narrow around the pedestrian crossing.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:53, Mon 14 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 08:46, Tue 15 June 2021

  • Yet again! Another summer and this hedge has been allowed to grow dangerously large blocking the path! How many years do we need to complain before some real action is taken on the owners of this property! NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

    Posted anonymously at 09:10, Wed 23 June 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:10, Wed 23 June 2021

  • Photos taken July 3rd. It is so irritating to have to report this several times a year.

    Posted anonymously at 10:32, Sun 4 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:33, Sun 4 July 2021

  • Like previous posters I am sick of having to report this each year. Yet again the road is blocked. If this is not resolved by the end of July then I will do one of two things: 1) cut the hedge down at the base with a chainsaw. 2) burn it down.

    Even when trimmed back this hedge still obstructs the pavement and is CLEARLY beyond the property boundary. Property owner : get this fixed for good. Council : get this fixed or the locals will take it into their own hands.

    Sorry for being so angry but year upon year this happens and we have to go through this ridiculously slow process to get a result.

    Posted anonymously at 22:56, Thu 15 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:56, Thu 15 July 2021

  • Please can you assist or advise what is required to make this pavement pram/pushchair/wheel chair/disable friendly.

    Currently I am having to go out onto the road with my daughter in her pram.

    Bedminster Road is a busy road at the quietest of times.

    The house number i believe is 72 bedminster Road, According to the maps. However there is a side house which may confuse the location.

    Please can this be raised and resolved ASAP. As we should not be risking our families by walking on the main busy road due to a neglected hedge.

    Posted anonymously at 08:03, Tue 20 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:03, Tue 20 July 2021

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:02, Fri 30 July 2021

  • I can see I'm not the only regular poster about this hedge forces prams, pushchairs, kids on scooters and the like out into a busy road. My understanding is that the owner or occupier of a property has a legal responsibility (Highway Act 1980 Section 154) to ensure that the 'public highway' adjacent to a property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. Interestingly, Local Authorities also have a legal duty to ensure that public highways are unobstructed and, "may carry out the work required by the notice and recover the expenses reasonably incurred by them in so doing from the person in default." Is it going to take a death to sort this one out? It's an annual problem and you can see from my photo how much of the pavement the hedge is taking up since the neighbour to the offending hedge has properly trimmed their section. Please cut the hedge and appropriately charge the owner of the untrimmed hedge for the time and aggravation.

    Posted anonymously at 13:46, Sat 31 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:46, Sat 31 July 2021

  • Landlord can be found @ Masala Hut 74 Bedminster Parade, Bristol BS3 4HL

    Posted anonymously at 19:21, Sat 31 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:21, Sat 31 July 2021

  • Landlord can be found @ Masala Hut 74 Bedminster Parade, Bristol BS3 4HL

    Posted anonymously at 21:37, Sat 31 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 21:37, Sat 31 July 2021

  • Any update on this? Are we waiting for an accident before anything gets done? This is an absolute joke!!

    Posted anonymously at 06:22, Fri 13 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 06:23, Fri 13 August 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 10:20, Tue 17 August 2021

  • We have sent an enforcement letter to request that the land owner takes action on the issue raised.

    If the matter remains unresolved 28 days from the date of this update, please let us know via a new enquiry on Fix My Street so that we can consider whether further action is required.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:58, Friday 4 February 2022

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