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Social distancing bollards emptied and removed by two people

Reported in the Spillage on the road category anonymously at 22:49, Fri 12 June 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2153730.

The social distancing red and white bollards along St Saviours Road for footpath widening have been tipped over and emptied of water, then stacked and removed from the road by a man and woman at 10.30 pm. Leaving them stacked up on the footpath.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 22:49, Fri 12 June 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 09:00, Mon 15 June 2020

  • The social distancing measures in Larkhall are currently being reviewed, this report will be updated once we have confirmation on the outcome.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 17:31, Mon 15 June 2020

  • The parking restriction cones in the centre of Larkhall continue to be removed and stacked randomly, resulting in people parking their vehicles and thus causing congestion. This needs to be monitored and enforced regularly if it is to have the desired effect.

    Posted anonymously at 17:10, Tue 30 June 2020

  • The bollards and cones on the west side of the road continue to be moved by motorists, resulting in all sorts of problems, while those on the east side are too close to the pavement and actually force pedestrians to walk in the road, which is the opposite what is intended. Meanwhile a notice asking for residents’ feedback directs people to either the council web site, which it is impossible to navigate these days, or that of Sustrans, which gives an error message on the relevant page.

    Posted anonymously at 00:08, Thu 16 July 2020

  • The cones continue to be removed, and the bollards re-positioned in a manner that actually forces pedestrians to either walk in much closer proximity to one another than before, or else in the road where they are liable to be hit by passing cars – in both cases exactly the opposite to what is intended.

    Posted anonymously at 17:53, Thu 20 August 2020

  • This continues to be a problem, with most of the bollards absolutely fine, and apparently accepted by all, with the exception of those on the stretch of street outside the butcher, chemist, deli and pet shop, which continue to be moved/removed, thus placing pedestrians at risk.

    Posted anonymously at 19:31, Wed 2 September 2020

  • The social distancing bollards And parking cones along St Saviours road are being constantly moved nearer to the pavement along the stretch between the hardware shop and the butchers so their is NO distancing for pedestrians on the opposite pavement, Ma Cuisine to Larkhall pharmacy having to walk in the road to pass each other because drivers are parking along the opposite side of the road day and night. They move the parking cones so they can park up with total disregard for other cars, vans and buses who can not drive down the road Or turn onto St Saviours because the road is too narrow. No thought whatsoever for people who now have to walk in the road.. Utter chaos! If a fire engine or ambulance needed to come down this road, they would not be able to... It looks like the council are not monitoring this situation since this was installed allowing selfish, arrogant people to park were they like, whenever they like. please do something about it.

    Posted anonymously at 20:02, Wed 2 September 2020

  • This just goes on and on. The cones get removed, the bollards shifted, and the signs taken down. Sooner or later someone is going to get run over. As for social distancing, forget it. This needs proper enforcement, simple as that.

    Posted anonymously at 23:41, Tue 13 October 2020

  • No change. The cones are replaced, or new ones put down, and they are promptly removed again, or even simply run over by motorists (as happened this morning). Either something more substantial, or proper enforcement, is needed. The current situation is simply not remotely adequate.

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Sat 24 October 2020

  • Surely, with Lockdown no.2 now in progress, this needs sorting out. Sooner or later someone is going to get run over (as I saw nearly happen last week), or there is going to be a fight. The situation at the moment is totally inadequate.

    Posted anonymously at 22:49, Thu 5 November 2020

  • Delighted to see this has been sorted out. Will it last? It will be tougher to mess around with, without doubt. Not sure about new arrangements outside newsagent, but time will tell…

    Posted anonymously at 23:15, Thu 26 November 2020

  • We have now closed this report. If you disagree with this decision, please raise a new report. Please include your previous reference number and an explanation of why you wish the report to be reopened.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Systems Team at 10:33, Friday 13 January 2023

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