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Pavement only one shoe width wide

Reported via mobile in the Overgrown vegetation in Council parks and green spaces category anonymously at 14:29, Tuesday 12 October 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 1 week, 6 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes later. Council ref: 3057943.

I first reported this on 2 July and again in August. The pavement opposite the Lansdown Park and Ride going North out of the city is so over grown that it is now only a shoe width wide. I regularly walk this path on my way home from volunteering at the racecourse vaccination centre. I was told that it would be included on a regular grass cutting schedule, there is no evidence that this has happened. Several years ago a pedestrian was killed walking along this stretch of road. I would hate for there to be another similar accident caused by someone having to walk in the road because the pavement was no longer useable. I believe the path was originally standard width, ie two people could pass going in opposite directions, this is now impossible. Please do something about it as a matter of urgency, I am fed up of having to navigate the brambles, thistles, nettles, overgrown clumpy grass and now increasing mud as this year's leaves start to rot.

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

    9 out of 10 Pavement Damage reports are updated within 10 working days once we decide what action to take. To find out what we do and why it might take longer, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads06

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 14:29, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • 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 15:33, Wednesday 13 October 2021

  • I have reported this problem as well, the path could be cleared to it's original width

    Posted anonymously at 06:48, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • We've passed this report to the Parks team . 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 decide what action to take.

    Category changed from ‘Damage to pavement’ to ‘Obstructive vegetation’

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:13, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Why is this a "Park's" issue? If you want people to get out of their cars, make it safe to do so. This has been like this for years. Clear the path to its original width.

    Posted anonymously at 07:18, Friday 19 November 2021

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