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Grass growing over pavement

Reported via desktop in the Pavement damage category anonymously at 00:53, Monday 10 May 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2715665.

From just beyond the turning to Kingswood school sports pavilion (opposite Beckford Tower), to the junction with Lansdown Lane (just over half a mile) the pavement is being reclaimed by nature, and its surface is now only about 8 inches wide.

This is fast road, and the path is used by joggers mostly, and child cyclists occasionally.

I don't know how wide the path is without the soil and grass, but I imagine about 3 times as wide. Clearing it would mean users are further from the road, and there would be passing room.

Many thanks.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 00:53, Monday 10 May 2021

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    Can I mow the grass at my house and leave it on the pavement?

    I have asked to have that path widened to its original width and they say it is in the works. That was 2018. Why can't they leave the wildflowers for bees and insects?

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Sunday 6 June 2021

  • We have looked at this issue and included it in an existing programme of work.
    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:01, Monday 7 June 2021

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