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Mountain biking in woodland frequented by children and dogs

Reported in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 12:10, Sunday 10 May 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2110902.

Kids have been using the woodland just north of North Road for riding their bikes for a long time. Ramps have been made by piling mud and fallen branches so that the kids can do jumps. In the past, this has been confined to a small area of the woods where few people walk.

However, recently, cyclists have been frequenting these woods in groups, teens and adults alike, riding their bikes along footpaths and creating new ramps all over the place. There are now multiple ramps stretching from the North Road side all the way up to the Old Gymnasium at Prior Park. More than once in the last few weeks, I've been passed by cyclists riding through these woods and seen groups of them riding very quickly along footpaths and making jumps which could easily harm children or dogs who are running through the area.

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 15:54, Thursday 11 June 2020

  • Large tent with family staying overnight

    Posted anonymously at 08:59, Sunday 12 July 2020

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    Category changed from ‘Play area safety issue’ to ‘Trees and woodland’

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:00, Wednesday 16 September 2020

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