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Pavement blocked by parked car

Reported via Android in the Obstruction category anonymously at 18:35, Tuesday 23 January 2024

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5482037.

Are pavements for pedestrians or car drivers? I asked the driver of this parked car the same question. He insisted that he had done nothing wrong. There was no space for a pedestrian to walk between the car and the hedge, so no chance of anyone getting through with a pushchair or in a wheelchair. The car is parked on a bend on a narrow road. Is the car owner within his rights to park here?

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 18:35, Tuesday 23 January 2024

  • You could report this motorist to the police, they are breaking the law by: 1. Driving on the pavement 2. Causing a dangerous obstruction to pedestrians

    Call 101. Option 5. Option 2. Option 1. Be sure to get an “incident reference number” so that you can follow this up.

    Posted anonymously at 07:37, Wednesday 24 January 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 07:37, Wednesday 24 January 2024

  • 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 15:38, Friday 26 January 2024

  • Pedestrians Beware! I reported the driver who completely blocked the pavement with his car to the Council. I received a response to say they only take action, in the form of a Fixed Penalty Notice, if there are single or double yellow lines. I was advised to report the matter to the police, which I did. While driving on a pavement and blocking a pavement with a vehicle are both offences, I was told that the police do not follow up any such reports. I was advised that, should the problem persist, the police would consider sending out a PCSO.

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Wednesday 21 February 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:34, Wednesday 21 February 2024

  • Who told you that the police do not follow up on such offences? Was it the call handler? Whoever it is, has given you misinformation.

    Posted anonymously at 12:37, Wednesday 21 February 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:37, Wednesday 21 February 2024

  • We've investigated this issue and don't think any further action is needed at this time.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:25, Friday 23 February 2024

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thursday 7 March 2024

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 5482037 in your new report if it is an update on this one.