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Wreckless Hand Car Wash Operators: Polluting and Dangerous Flooding, Daily

Reported via desktop in the Flooding category anonymously at 15:03, Monday 26 July 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

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Over a year after this problem was reported to a range of local authorities (mayor, police, highways agency, councillor...) muddy run-off from the Hand Car Wash is still daily flooding the pavement, cyclepath and road. This is dangerous to roadusers, unsightly and polluting. It's clogging up the drains, causing a skid risk and will ultimately give us as tax payers a bill for clean up - because the Hand Car Wash operators refuse to pay to have their own drains cleaned. After complaining repeatedly for over a year - I'm tired and frustrated that no-one seems to share my frustration and disgust at this repeated - longstanding issue. Can you imagine this same pollution happening on say, Royal York Crescent in Clifton? It would be cleared up in a matter of days. Yet residents of Totterdown Bridge have to put up with someone else's sludge pumped out, daily, over their footpaths to wade through - and causing a real and serious danger from skidding vehicles off the main road. The Hand Car Wash should be shut down until it can operate safely and clean up its own dirt. At least put some 'mud on road' warning signs to slow cars down - or some duck-boards so pedestrians don't have to wade through this mud.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:03, Monday 26 July 2021

  • We've referred the issue externally for appropriate action to be taken, as it's not something Bristol City Council is responsible for.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:32, Monday 2 August 2021

  • Please can you tell us to which external-to-BCC authority this has been referred? I've been in touch with a host of authorities - and all seem to be passing the buck. Do let us know who you think should be responsible for addressing this - so we can co-ordinate action and actually get a solution.

    Posted anonymously at 14:07, Monday 2 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:08, Monday 2 August 2021

  • We've referred the issue externally for appropriate action to be taken, as it's not something Bristol City Council is responsible for.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:25, Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Monday 23 August 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wednesday 1 September 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2891923 in your new report if it is an update on this one.