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Vandalised CPZ15 signs (again!)

Reported in the Road sign damage category anonymously at 11:50, Tuesday 19 May 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2121134.

Predictably, a few days after installation, the newly replaced CPZ15 signs have been vandalised ... again! The first time was reported on 21st Feb 2020 (Ref. 2012859). Same MO: sprayed with black paint. This time it's four signs vandalised - three pictured and one obscured behind a parked camper van. Hoping that Parking Wardens will still have powers to enforce the CPZ15 provisions.

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:51, Tuesday 19 May 2020

  • 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 by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:48, Thursday 21 May 2020

  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. They will carry out any further work needed. Sometimes it can take a little longer as a result.

    We'll update this report once we've decided what action to take.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:55, Thursday 21 May 2020

  • The saga continues: a resident of Upper Hedgemead Road was moved by the vandalism reported above (Ref. 2121134) to clean three of the pictured signs using solvent to remove the spray paint. Within 24 hours, one of the cleaned signs (the one attached to Hedgemead Park railings) had been removed. So we now have two cleaned signs visible (both mounted on posts), plus one other obscured by a parked camper van. How long before the signs are defaced again, I wonder?

    Posted anonymously at 10:53, Saturday 30 May 2020

  • Further to previous reports ref. 2012859 and 2121134, four more CPZ15 signs in Upper Hedgemead Road have been vandalised today by being sprayed with black paint. This brings the tally of defaced signs in the road to six, and another sign removed completely. Apparently this means that CPZ15 in Upper Hedgemead Road is now completely unenforceable, making a mockery of the permit system. How long before permit holders start asking for a refund? And how long before this tactic spreads to other CPZs? Have spray paint, park anywhere in Bath for free! In these straitened times I wonder how B&NES can afford to risk any further loss of revenues.

    Posted anonymously at 15:27, Saturday 4 July 2020

  • As at 13th July, having all been cleaned, all in the newly designated CPZ 15 area have now been removed completely!

    Suggest they are replaced AS HIGH UP AS POSSIBLE.

    Posted anonymously at 12:28, Monday 13 July 2020

  • As of yesterday (Sunday 12th July), two more CPZ15 signs in Upper Hedgemead Road have been removed altogether from their posts (see pictures). This saga continues after repeated vandalism of the signs in the road either by their complete removal or by being spray painted black. Not sure how this problem gets resolved! Meanwhile, it would appear that CPZ15 is again unenforceable.

    Posted anonymously at 19:21, Monday 13 July 2020

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