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Overhanging foliage

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category anonymously at 08:15, Thursday 15 September 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

The 2 blind corners at top & bottom of the Banner Road Steps & the steps themselves, make it a convenient place for drug users to sit, drink, use drugs, urinate & at times defecate. This happens constantly, day & night. The many local people who daily use the Steps, including parents taking children to & from school, have to negotiate their way between drug users, drug paraphernalia, bottles of urine & other unpleasant litter & the overhanging foliage. Residents are Reclaiming the Steps. Please assist by cutting back the foliage which runs the entire length of the Steps & round the corner at the bottom. Thank you.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:16, Thursday 15 September 2022

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:20, Thursday 15 September 2022

  • A huge 'thank you' to the Council Workers who today, not only swept & shovelled up all the litter & debris from the Banner Road Steps, adjoining pavement & alleyway into Shaftesbury Avenue, but cleared all the flytipped items, including those added over the weekend to the items reported on 14th Sept. Residents would appreciate a weekly clearing & cleaning of this public right of way, please, to enable local people, including primary school children, to come & go without having to look out for needles & other drug paraphernalia & step over large & sometimes unpleasant items blocking the Steps. We now look forward to the overhanging foliage being cut back to further open up the Steps to discourage flytipping & drug taking from this busy thoroughfare.

    Posted anonymously at 17:02, Wednesday 21 September 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:02, Wednesday 21 September 2022

  • Please could the overhanging ivy in the steps connecting Shaftesbury avenue and banner road be cut back? It's a real obstruction to this popular cut through.

    Posted anonymously at 16:58, Friday 23 September 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:59, Friday 23 September 2022

  • The Banner Road Steps have been clear & clean for 10 days now - a record! No flytipping, no drugs paraphernalia, urine bottles or rubbish! Such an improvement to the experience of the many who daily use this pathway. Huge thanks to Chris, our excellent street cleaner & colleagues, for keeping the Steps clear. HOWEVER, we're still waiting for the foliage blocking the Steps to be cut right back, please, as confronting drug users in such a narrow passageway is intimidating, especially at night. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 10:16, Friday 30 September 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:16, Friday 30 September 2022

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thursday 6 October 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 3826590 in your new report if it is an update on this one.