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8 sleepers need to be put bk into ground next to garages on Ashley Avenue

Reported via desktop in the Railings, bollard, & post damage category by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:31, Thu 26 November 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2406365.

Someone has tried to take 8 sleepers out of the ground, please can these be placed back in the ground properly, before they are actually taken or someone trips over them.

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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 Systems Team at 12:32, Thu 26 November 2020

  • These sleepers form the boundary to the old coal yard which the Council owns. The metal fence within the yard has also been moved; it is likely that the sleepers were being stolen but the culprits were disturbed. The yard is now accessible to squatters or vandals. Please secure the boundary and fix a metal retainer to hold the sleepers in place. There was a previous attempted theft some time ago.

    Posted anonymously at 14:00, Thu 26 November 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 Systems Team at 14:07, Fri 27 November 2020

  • I met a highways inspector on the site by chance making a prompt visit but nothing further has been done. I believe this was reported to Property Services and I want to know whether the site will be secured soon in a way which prevents vandalism and incursion, thanks

    Posted anonymously at 15:01, Tue 15 December 2020

  • As of today there is no sign of work to secure the boundary and the site, which is still open to incursions and vandalism. Is any action planned?

    Posted anonymously at 15:33, Mon 11 January 2021

  • Railway sleepers, which have secured the site for years in the form of a barrier, continue to be removed at pace. The metal fencing the Council installed has been pulled down in many cases. The site is now easily accessible. There is a build up of fly tipped waste and one of the security containers has been breached with evidence of occupation. The doors on the electric cabinet have been removed leaving the junction box exposed to the weather. Drinks bottles scattered around the site demonstrate it is now being used for sociable / antisocial activities. There is evidence the rubbish from the site is spreading into the wood next door.

    Posted anonymously at 15:41, Sun 7 February 2021

  • More photos

    Posted anonymously at 15:45, Sun 7 February 2021

  • As of today the yard continues to deteriorate with more graffiti and rubbish accumulating.

    Where is the best place to report this?

    Posted anonymously at 14:41, Mon 15 February 2021

  • 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, Fri 13 January 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.