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Railings/crossing outside Carpenter House

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Heather Smith Operations & Finance Manager Carpenter House at 11:00, Thu 22 October 2009

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 5 minutes later

Outside Carpenter House is a scruffy railing with an opening tied together with a chain. The triangular crossing from Churchill Bridge to the footpath outside Carpenter House is blocked off by this closed 'gate' which means all people crossing (very busy) have to veer right across the entrace to parking/traffic arch leading to the back of Carpenter House. More often than not, as delivery/postal/courier vehicles pull up to deliver to the Innovation Centre, pedestrians have to dodge them pulling into the loading bay. It is a most dangerous set up for all concerned. Can the railings a) be painted to smarten them up and can the 'gate' be opened to facilitate easy and safer crossing to avoid vehicles and the inevitable H & S risk.

In addition, all the soak away grids in the parking lay-by are blocked and overflow when it rains. The whole area wants cleaning up to match the new Southgate area and to assist the pedestrian safety.

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  • Paertly fixed - the drain was cleared but appears to be blocked again. However, the crossing has not been fixed and pedestrians 'run the gauntlet' each day traying to avoid traffic with the blocked off railings and/or safe crossing point. It is something that urgently needs reviewing by the highways department as the three-way crossing at an extremely busy junction with traffic going in and out of Carpenter House access is really dangerous, especially for students and children.

    Posted by Heather Smith Operations & Finance Manager Carpenter House at 12:05, Thu 19 November 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:05, Thu 19 November 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:38, Thu 17 December 2009

  • Nothing changed - nothing been done - still damgerous and still very, very scruffy.

    The lay-by is permanently blocked (even without this current weather) although they did do the drain initially but it has blocked again.

    Posted by Heather Smith Operations & Finance Manager Carpenter House at 13:56, Thu 14 January 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:56, Thu 14 January 2010

  • Nothing, as far as I can tell has been done about this - I spoke to a Council foreman this morning because they were working outside clearing the drains and mending the grid - he has also reported this as a serious problem - I suggest that the Highways (or whoever) looks at the problem at this busy pedestrian crossing with no formal way across from the central crossing area. Considering the amount of effort that has gone into the overkill of pedestrian crossings around the Southgate/car Parking/Bus station this seems to be a complete oversight.

    Can someone from the council contact me to discuss please.

    Posted by Heather Smith Operations & Finance Manager Carpenter House at 14:19, Thu 11 February 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:19, Thu 11 February 2010

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