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Locked gate on public footpath

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 11:27, Mon 25 July 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 1 hour, 15 minutes later. Council ref: 3704106.

There are three swing gates designated for walkers on this public footpath that have been padlocked. This, I believe, is contrary to the 1980 Highways Act.

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  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. 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 ‘Play area safety issue’ to ‘Objects in the road’

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:42, Mon 25 July 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:42, Mon 25 July 2022

  • 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 09:08, Wed 27 July 2022

  • I walked from woollard to Pensford today 15/09/22 and the public footpath is still locked (by the farmer I assume).

    Posted anonymously at 16:40, Thu 15 September 2022

  • The main farm gate is locked, but the pedestrian gate within it is not...

    Posted anonymously at 13:36, Sat 17 December 2022

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