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100m length of road has vegetation encroaching 2ft into the road

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation overhanging a road or pavement from private land or property category anonymously at 21:39, Monday 20 June 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3611185.

The northern side of Bath Road for almost the entire distance of ~100m between Wellow Mead and Withyditch Lane has dense leafy vegetation overgrowing into the road well past the curb. The curb is barely visible behind what looks like years of unswept plant debris. I believe the vegetation belongs to the Cricket Club, but I'm not sure.

There is also an unofficial path through the vegetation onto the cricket grounds where on several occasions children and dogs have suddenly appeared in front of vehicles with zero visibility (this is roughly level with the small white "Surgery" road sign on the southern side of the road.

A few weeks ago workmen closed the lane and cut the top of the trees to clear them away from power/telephone lines that run alongside the road - the weight of fallen branches has only made the situation worse, pushing the lower branches further out into the road. No idea why they didn't cut it all back at the same time.


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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 21:39, Monday 20 June 2022

  • Still no response from the council, here's another angle on how bad this has been allowed to get

    Posted anonymously at 19:03, Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • 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 15:07, Wednesday 27 July 2022

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