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Network Rail abandoned work site without landscaping site

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category by Simon E. Bode at 16:40, Saturday 1 July 2017

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later

Network Rail abandoned their supply work site after electrification was cancelled. Was it over a year ago? The site has never been restored to its previous landscaped beauty. Instead wooden fences were put up to keep people off the muddy fields. Weeds have taken over half the site. The remainder is still earth with weeds. Does someone at the Council have the power to insist that Network Rail lives up to its "considerate contractors" reputation? I doubt that any Councillor would want to insult Network Rail. Prior to Network Rail Sustrans had spent a fortune doing the landscaping out of lottery funding. Now trees have been ripped out, replaced by saplings, and the grass was never replaced.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:44, Monday 31 July 2017

  • Council denies the local park is their land. They say Network rail owns the park. I have contacted Network Rail. They do not reply.

    Posted by Simon E. Bode at 09:44, Monday 31 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:15, Sunday 3 September 2017

  • Council finally admitted that the Linear Park is on Council land. Network Rail definitely do not own the land.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Simon E. Bode at 14:27, Wednesday 4 October 2017

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