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Dustbin issue from local pub

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category by MARK DALY at 12:34, Wednesday 22 September 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Following conversations with the Bristol Improvement District (BID), I would like to report an issue we have had concerning refuse bins that belong to the above establishment.

During lockdown, Bush House was generally closed so we allowed the pub to put their bins outside of our Prince Street frontage which would mean they could have pavement tables and chairs for customers and allow ‘covid safe’ trading as other establishments across the City.

I recently asked the landlord to keep the bins in front of his pub again and that we have only helped out during covid as we were generally an unoccupied building. He got very angry and said that it is my problem to find him a suitable bin location as he wants to maintain his pavement seating – not sure if this is Licensable space?

It is UWE policy (insurance and fire risk) to keep bin stores a minimum of 10m from our buildings, which he is contravening. The bins also attract a lot of additional waste, include an old pub fridge for approx. 2 months and are unsightly against our main entrance.

From Monday 27th September, we will have approx. 300 - 400 students returning to the building and three fire escapes converge on to the area near the bins – which is not acceptable and also block our cycle racks as we try to encourage sustainable travel.

I have suggested that the bins be sited to the rear of the pub on Narrow Quay or maybe over in the car park on the corner of The Grove – seems this is all too far for his staff to walk.

I would appreciate if the Council could have a conversation with the Landlord and agree something with him as he says the Council are restrictive?

I look forward to hearing from you.

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