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Overhanging branches putting people at risk of injury from damaging phone line

Reported in the Obstruction category by Dr Knut Schroeder at 11:56, Thursday 7 December 2017 using FixMyStreet Professional

Sent to Bristol City Council 3 minutes later

A branch of these trees is rubbing against the telephone line, putting it at risk of tearing off during windy weather (as confirmed by an Openreach engineer).

The line is just above the spot where children from the next door nursery cross regularly. Damage from the rubbing is clearly visible. We believe the branches and line are unsafe and cause a risk of injury to pedestrians - the nursery children in particular.

The road and pavement are also a main access point for Redland Green park and carry a lot of traffic for Redland Green School and Westbury Park School in the mornings and afternoons.

In windy weather like today we get concerned about people's safety on the pavement and on the road in case the line or broken branches fall down.

We would be grateful if you would consider cutting back the trees, which we believe are on Council ground, as a matter of urgency.

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:57, Tuesday

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