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Orange oil/sludge watery substance leaking onto footpath.

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 01:07, Thu 17 July 2014

Sent to Caerphilly Council 3 minutes later

At the bottom of St.Tyfaelog Parish Church there is a watery/sludge mixed with possible oil leaking onto footpath. This messy substance is leaking from a perimeter wall onto the footpath causing the footpath to be wet and slippery. This is extremely dangerous as pedestrians walk on the road to avoid the substance, this has been present for 1/2 years now. CCBC have been out approximately 4 times to clean the footpath (after being informed by local residents) but approximately 3-4 hours later the substance is back on the footpath. I am aware the church know about this issue but they seem reluctant to solve the problem. Unfortunately behind the wall where the substance is leaking out of there is a pool of water forming the lower level of the church yard into a marsh land. The wall also doesn't seem safe and could potentially collapse if subsequently exposed to more of the water (the pool rises when there is an heavy down poor but doesn't dissipate). This could be potentially fatal to any pedestrian who is walking on the watery/sludgy footpath. It would be greatly appreciated if something could be done about this problem because it's becoming a nuisance.

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  • CCBC and the church are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it (allegedly).

    Posted anonymously at 17:00, Sat 19 July 2014

  • (Nothing being done about the issue at the moment)

    Posted by Anonymous at 17:09, Sat 19 July 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 01:36, Thu 14 August 2014

  • Unfortunately no change as of yet (14/08/14). Pedestrians still having to walk out into the road to avoid the sticky mess, it seems that when more rain falls the water flow becomes more apparente and quicker, resulting in a stream down the road and then dissipating into the sewer drain. Very disipointed in the council (CCBC) and the church (St Tyfaelog parish church) for not addressing this problem as it's a priority. I'm sure something will only be addressed when someone gets seriously hurt. Very very disappointed.

    Posted anonymously at 01:36, Thu 14 August 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:40, Thu 11 September 2014

  • Atrocious, now giant cracks are appearing in the wall. This could be fatial to passers by. Needs to me resolved NOW.

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Thu 11 September 2014

  • 11/9/14: 2 road cones placed on path to warn people of the very dangerous wall. Currently welsh water on site (06:27pm).

    Posted anonymously at 18:28, Thu 11 September 2014

  • Welsh Water have been on scene and closed off the A469 (top of church). I spoke to the kind gentleman that said water could possibly be cut off at anytime. he also said they will be back to fix the leak on the A469. weather this is related to the church issue isn't in my domaine as of yet. (11/9/14, 7:45pm) currently still in the street now (8:37pm).

    Posted anonymously at 20:37, Thu 11 September 2014

  • Very pleased so far with the work of CCBC. CCBC have since erected a cordon around the unstable wall and extremely slippery footpath. This gives me great expectation that something will now be done to fix this issue permanently. Cordon erected mid day, approx 2:00pm-3:00pm.

    Posted anonymously at 18:34, Fri 12 September 2014

  • Cordon. 12/9/14.

    Posted anonymously at 18:37, Fri 12 September 2014

  • Fixed

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 13:24, Sun 30 November 2014

  • Welsh Water issue. Blocked culvert A469.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 01:36, Tue 14 November 2017

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