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Dangerously slippery path in Hedgemead Park

Reported via desktop in the Park safety issue category anonymously at 16:35, Saturday 19 August 2023

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4907887.

The sloping tarmac path leading from the end of Caroline Place down to the footbridge over the Drumway is notoriously slippery, particularly on the lower part underneath a large Lime Tree. The tarmac is often covered in a thin layer of green moss, especially in wet weather or in winter, and urgently needs jet washing or resurfacing. This afternoon, an older gentleman slipped heavily on the lower part of the path. Fortunately, he sustained no fractures, just bruising. I have witnessed many others fall here and it is patently very dangerous for members of the public to walk on.

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  • Thank you for your report. We are investigating this issue and will keep your report updated throughout the process.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:32, Monday 21 August 2023

  • We will attempt to remove the moss, however since B&NES has declared an ecological emergency, traditional moss treatments are no longer in use.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:39, Tuesday 29 August 2023

  • We have looked into this issue and referred it to another team, who will make the required repairs. The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:11, Tuesday 14 November 2023

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