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Impassable flood

Reported via mobile in the Gully/Drainage category anonymously at 07:01, Tue 10 August 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Every time we have heavy rain the drain by Wickham Bridge gets blocked and the path gets flooded sometimes well over a foot deep. This renders it impassable for those in wheelchairs, pushing pushchairs or without tall wellies. Park works have unblocked it numerous times but clearly the design of the drain needs changing. There is no alternative path for crossing the park. Current heavy rain is exacerbating the problem . Really needs to be fixed before winter.

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  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:01, Tue 10 August 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 11:12, Tue 10 August 2021

  • I am also reposting the flood on Wickham Bridge, as I got my mobility scooter stuck there yesterday, fortunately which meant once I'd managed to get out of the sludge, the scooter would not work, as I'm disabled, this was very difficult. fortunately a lovely young couple pushed my scooter back home for me. But if the council could try to sort this issue out it would be much appreciated. Also if possible a little ramp over the double curb near the entrance to the Park following the puddle.

    Posted by Carol Wilcox at 19:54, Tue 10 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:54, Tue 10 August 2021

  • Local residents have tried to clear this several times and really the council needs to deal with the problem properly. It is so deep in the winter that sometimes you can’t see the pavement edge as the water is coming over the top which is really dangerous as you could break your ankle

    Posted by Francesca Kent at 20:12, Tue 10 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:13, Tue 10 August 2021

  • This drainage leads from the path into the river frome and regularly gets blocked up. It has been cleared several time but something more permanent need to happen as it makes the path impassable for mobility scooters and wheelchairs and pushchairs, rendering the park inaccessible in very important times.

    Posted anonymously at 22:02, Tue 10 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:02, Tue 10 August 2021

  • I’m a fishponds resident echoing these concerns. Taking my son to kindergarten we frequently had to just wade through the flood on food or bike and both often got soaked. Fixing the ongoing flooding issue will encourage people to walk rather than drive as it’s a really useful cut through from fishponds to Stapleton.

    Posted anonymously at 08:21, Wed 11 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:21, Wed 11 August 2021

  • Local residents have tried to clear this several times and really the council needs to deal with the problem properly. It is so deep in the winter that sometimes you can’t see the pavement edge as the water is coming over the top which is really dangerous as you could break your ankle

    Posted by Francesca Kent at 09:02, Wed 11 August 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:02, Wed 11 August 2021

  • Description of problem: Large puddle after any significant rain, also deep mud making passing difficult for cyclists, wheelchair/mobility scooter users and pushchair users. Where's the problem: Wickham Bridge leading towards eastville Park and away from Wickham Hill allotments (West side)

    Posted anonymously at 08:26, Fri 3 September 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:26, Fri 3 September 2021

  • This is the area when dry. I took this picture a few weeks ago. The drainage appears too small and is probably blocked?

    Posted anonymously at 20:37, Mon 27 September 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:37, Mon 27 September 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 09:49, Mon 4 October 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 09:49, Mon 4 October 2021

  • This has been going on for years. It is one of the main cycle routes across the city. If councils do not fix this kind of stuff, what exactly are they for?

    Posted anonymously at 09:48, Tue 5 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:48, Tue 5 October 2021

  • Please action this as soon as possible. Even passing the road via bike/wheelchair/mobility scooter in the drier weather is becoming a nightmare, people being forced to use the narrow gap in the middle. Any time it rains heavily it becomes impossible to pass.

    The road surface itself underneath is in poor condition too and needs some desperately needed TLC/smoothing. It's real boneshaker stuff.

    Posted anonymously at 23:11, Sun 17 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:11, Sun 17 October 2021

  • This is after it has had a few hours for the deeper water to 'drain' away

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Wed 20 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:40, Wed 20 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:16, Friday 7 January 2022

  • This enquiry is now closed. No further action is required.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:50, Friday 4 March 2022

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