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Overgrown Hedge still not cut !!

Reported via desktop in the Hedge cutting category anonymously at 17:10, Tue 29 August 2023

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4938437.

Dear Bristol City council, You explained that, in spite of the nuisance they are causing, The Furlong Hedges cannot be cut until September because it will disturb the nesting birds. Please can you explain why other public hedges in our area were being cut last week ? We ask again, "When will our hedges be cut ?" " Will you promise to cut them back to their original size so we can walk safely on the pavements, gain assess to our front doors and see out of our windows ?"

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:10, Tue 29 August 2023

  • WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO ANSWER OUR REPEATED PLEAS AND CUT THE HARZARDOUS,OVERGROWN HEDGES ON THE FURLONG ? SO THEY ARE LOW, NEAT, SAFE AND TIDY LIKE THEY USED TO BE ! It is said that " A picture paints a thousand words" so please take a moment and compare the photo of The Furlong taken in 2012 to the photo taken in 2023. We ask you.... " Would you like this monstrous , unruly hedge in front of your home ? " "Would you like the elderly, disabled or children in your family to walk along these pavements in order to walk to their local Tesco ?" To reiterate our previous complaints... * All of the residents of The Furlong are affected by these hedges and brambles especially the vulnerable, disabled, elderly and young. * Disabled people cannot push their wheel chairs along the pavements. *Elderly people have to push their zimmer frames along the busy road. *Parents have to push their buggies and prams along the busy road. *Young children and toddlers are being scratched and cut by the thorns and brambles. *The residents of No 58-61 had to hack back The Hedge in order to walk down their front path and enter their front door . Then, Bristol Council had the audacity to accuse them of breaking a bye-law. *The properties of No 58-61 are being devalued by The Hedges. Would you want to buy a property behind a hedge like this ? * When we bought these properties we were led to believe that The Hedges were the responsibility of Bristol Council and they would be cut twice a year. Where are you ? These hedges have NOT been cut properly for years and each year they are getting wider and wider and higher and higher. Each year they are becoming more and more of a health hazard. *Teenagers are now gathering in the cover of the hedges to smoke and vape and they leave their litter behind them. * How would a fire engine reach these properties? PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR REPEATED PLEAS FOR HELP AND CUT BACK OUR HEDGES PROPERLY SO OUR ESTATE IS SAFE, NEAT AND TIDY LIKE IT WAS IN 2012.

    Posted anonymously at 16:55, Wed 27 September 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:55, Wed 27 September 2023

  • Dear Bristol Council, On behalf of The Furlong residents we would like to say a big thank you to Mr Dave Seager who worked tirelessly on Monday October 9th to really cut back The Overgrown hedges on our estate. Thanks to his hard work our estate is beginning to return to its former tidy state. We all hope that each year he will return to keep our hedges safe and tidy. Many thanks Dave. Maggie and Kelly ( The Furlong)

    Posted anonymously at 15:10, Wed 11 October 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:10, Wed 11 October 2023

  • This issue has been resolved. No further action is required at this time.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:15, Thu 12 October 2023

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