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Yet another vehicle causing blockages and danger on Old Newbridge Hill.

Reported via desktop in the Road sign damage category anonymously at 09:24, Friday 21 May 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2739813.

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The lack of a weight limit sign at the top of Old Newbridge Hill and quantity and size of traffic is increasingly dangerous. The road is completely unsuitable for any HGV traffic. BANES - Please actively address this issue.

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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 09:24, Friday 21 May 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:43, Friday 18 June 2021

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    It appears that there has been a significant increase in HGV and construction traffic on Old Newbridge Hill, particually since the introduction of the clean air emission charges. Residence are continuously experiencing damage to their vehicles such as scratches & broken mirrors. The road is suffering from a broken pipe that continuously leaks. Queues are now getting longer with motorist getting increasingly reckless and angry, shouting and blowing their horns. This problem will be compounded by the proposed LTN Chelsea Rd changes and when Oldfield and Newbridge Schools returns in September. There is increasing concern for the safety of school children as they cross the road and make their way to and from school. An incident occurred where a lorry's breaks failed when going down the road, a Lansdown lane type incident was averted on this occasion as the driver managed to stop his vehicle, that was leaking break fluid, but blocked the road for 2 hours. Despite raising these concerns, no action is being taken to protect property, residence or the safety of children. It is a matter of time before a major incident occurs! We welcome the Councils support to resolve this matter.

    Posted anonymously at 20:18, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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    Damage to Old Newbridge Hill Road and further examples of HGV vehicles

    Posted anonymously at 13:54, Thursday 5 August 2021

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    Update 05.08.21

    Posted anonymously at 11:26, Friday 6 August 2021

  • Adding to this dreadful situation is the enormous increase in the POLLUTION LEVELS, it must have skyrocketed.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Saturday 7 August 2021

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    Monday 9th August - B&J Haulage Service among other HGV operators continue to use the road throughout the morning causing traffic jams, increasing emissions and noise.

    Posted anonymously at 11:38, Monday 9 August 2021

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    Pollution, Pollution, Pollution. This is from 1-3 on a Thursday afternoon, WHY? Ambulances struggling to move, cars on the curve, noise and pollution, this will only get worse as schools return, can someone please start to take notice and address the increasing issue.

    Posted anonymously at 14:56, Tuesday 10 August 2021

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    An unrelenting and continuous flow of HGV vehicles that include cement mixers, trucks carrying fully loads, HD Tractors, flatbed and delivery vehicles all looking to circumvent the clean air charges. OHN is congested twice a day as commuters travel to and from work, the increase in HGV traffic is compounding the issue and increasing emissions. The volume of traffic is set to increase when the schools return.

    Posted anonymously at 15:08, Thursday 19 August 2021

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    4.20 on Thursday afternoon!

    Posted anonymously at 16:29, Thursday 19 August 2021

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    Endless stream of HGV's on Tuesday 24 Aug @ 10.30.

    Posted anonymously at 10:26, Tuesday 24 August 2021

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    25.08.21

    Posted anonymously at 10:11, Wednesday 25 August 2021

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    This image that encapsulates all previous concerns and images that shows an HGV getting stuck trying to get down Old Newbridge Hill. Prior to the City centre clean air zone being introduced, ONH occasionally experienced HGV's now there is a daily stream as illustrated above. I imagine this issue will be compounded with the schools returning in September. Bath city centre may be experiencing cleaner air, but to the detriment of the residence and school children of the Newbridge area. When will the authorities take note?

    Posted anonymously at 11:39, Friday 27 August 2021

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    Regularity and size of HGV's increasing - it is strange that there is no evidence of steps being taken to address the weight, speed, emissions and frequency of vehicles in ONH.

    Posted anonymously at 17:31, Thursday 2 September 2021

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    6th September 2021

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Monday 6 September 2021

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