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Overgrown Hedge Obstructing Pavement

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category anonymously at 16:33, Fri 24 March 2023

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4355212.

The Boundary Hedge at the front of 11 Lake Road is obstructing the pavement so much that the grass verge has been worn away where passers-by have to walk on the grass to get by. This is a continual problem.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:33, Fri 24 March 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:02, Fri 24 March 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:30, Fri 21 April 2023

  • The problem is still there, very difficult for wheelchair or pram users especially to pass this section of the pavement in front of numbers 9 and 11 Lake Road.

    Posted anonymously at 12:07, Tue 9 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:07, Tue 9 May 2023

  • This issue is getting worse. At one end of the hedge the pavement is completely covered leaving only the grass verge to walk on! Every time you write to the owner he cuts about 2 inches off one end and leaves the mess all over the pavement. It's hard for anyone to get past but certainly anyone with a wheelchair or pushchair cannot get through at all. It is disgraceful and something permanent needs to be done about this.

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Tue 16 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:29, Tue 16 May 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:22, Fri 19 May 2023

  • The hedge has still not been cut back and is blocking the pavement even more now.

    Posted anonymously at 20:28, Fri 19 May 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:28, Fri 19 May 2023

  • The problem with this front hedge has still not been resolved. The pavement is entirely obstructed, forcing pedestrians onto the narrow muddy verge. Impassable with pram, pushchair or wheelchair.

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Thu 13 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:03, Thu 13 July 2023

  • The council needs to intervene, the hedge is blocking nearly the entire pavement. You can see in this photo how much the hedge encroaches over the boundary line of the property by comparing to the neighbour's wall.

    Posted anonymously at 17:11, Thu 13 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:11, Thu 13 July 2023

  • This morning a council contractor has been cutting our grass verges. He was unable to complete this outside 11 Lake Road, firstly there is no grass - it has been worn away as pedestrians are having to walk on it to get past the property and secondly there was not sufficient room for the mower to pass by (which is the same issue wheelchair and pushchair users have).

    Posted anonymously at 18:40, Thu 13 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:40, Thu 13 July 2023

  • This is an on going issue which is not being addressed. I was appalled last week when I witnessed a wheelchair user unable to pass on the pavement outside 11 Lake Road, have to turn around and go back down the street. He then went down a drop kerb and into the road where he proceeded to pass by this address in the road until he was past the address and could get back up on the kerb. He put himself in danger as vehicles had to stop to let him past! This issue really does need to be addressed - this can't happen again!

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Thu 13 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:43, Thu 13 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:18, Tue 18 July 2023

  • 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 09:51, Fri 21 July 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 4355212 in your new report if it is an update on this one.