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Very steep concrete slope where the footpath meets Blind Lane, opposite Beckford House

Reported via desktop in the Dangerous road surface (including ice, mud, spillage or debris) category anonymously at 20:38, Saturday 29 June 2024

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 6171381.

A problem with drainage means that rainwater/stream water flows down the concrete slope and makes it lethally slippery. I took the photos in warm weather, but on Monday 10 June I slipped and fell when the slope was wet, resulting in cuts and bruises. I am fit and active and was wearing walking boots. This fall could have resulted in much worse injuries.

When I returned to take the photos I noticed that there were two flimsy signs on the ground, almost hidden, and probably detached from cable ties that are attached to the railings. I think the signs have a BANES Council logo so I assume they have a warning message.

As an immediate action, robust and permanent signage is needed. To deal with the problem, an expert needs to consider how to replace the concrete slope with a much safer option and how to better manage the water.

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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 20:38, Saturday 29 June 2024

  • Posted by Systems Team at 08:16, Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • 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 08:16, Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • Thank you for your enquiry.

    This report has been referred internally to our Public Right Of Way team to investigate further.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 08:18, Wednesday 10 July 2024

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