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Houses opposite are vibrating as a result

Reported in the Potholes & road surface category anonymously at 15:46, Thu 6 June 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 5 minutes later

The surface is very poor and when a large vehicle goes by the houses at 15/16/17 vibrate. There's a bus route along this road which shakes the houses

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:50, Thu 6 June 2019

  • The problem occurs mainly when a bus goes by four times an hour. The drain by the traffic island is also blocked.

    Posted anonymously at 17:31, Thu 6 June 2019

  • I reported this ten days ago and received a standard acknowledgement, stating a reply would be sent within 24 hours. Nothing was received. Some years ago, it began with the creation of the traffic island for the Moorlands Infants School. I reported it and was told a gulley had dropped. Some action was taken and the problem became less. Now it is significantly worse and all three houses vibrate strongly each time a bus goes over which is four times an hour. Two properties are private and one is Curo owned. The drain beside is also blocked. I have taken advice as structural damage is very likely soon if urgent action is not taken. The traffic island now has no purpose as the School entrance has changed, so an additional parking space would be very welcome.

    Posted anonymously at 18:20, Fri 7 June 2019

  • We have looked into this issue and the appropriate action has been scheduled for future works.You can check back here for further updates.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:54, Mon 10 June 2019

  • We have dealt with this issue and the report is now closed. Further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 13:32, Tue 11 June 2019

  • The measure taken was only a temporary fix. I was advised by the Supervisor at the time that the intention was to resurface the road between the two traffic islands in front of the school. However, the drain overflow by the bus stop requires repair first. This apparently is the responsibility of the Moorlands School. Until this matter is resolved, the road repair cannot be undertaken. Can you please confirm this? I have taken advice as the poor road surface by the traffic island could cause serious structural damage on 15,16 & 17 Moorfields Road.

    Also, the four drains by the traffic island need clearing. One is completely blocked and overflowing. Wessex Water have advised that this is BANES responsibility as the covers are slatted and not covered manhole type. Please arrange for these to be cleared soon.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:17, Tue 25 June 2019

  • Two photos attached.

    Posted anonymously at 13:40, Tue 25 June 2019

  • Some action was taken on 29 June to begin clearing the drains. Can you please tell me what the latest situation is?

    Posted anonymously at 09:23, Mon 1 July 2019

  • These four drains are still not clear. Please provide an update on this matter.

    There is still vibrations caused by some vehicles passing by the traffic island.

    Posted anonymously at 19:30, Tue 9 July 2019

  • Nothing has been done, so I have taken advice from Citizen's Advice Bureau.

    Posted anonymously at 19:50, Tue 16 July 2019

  • Christian Meade rang me 22 July to advise that he will be visiting the site this week. One drain is blocked. However, the others have water in them, which I understand is normal. Please provide a written update by 26 July when he is due to go on leave.

    Posted anonymously at 15:21, Mon 22 July 2019

  • I have received no written advice at all to update this record.

    Posted anonymously at 11:04, Mon 12 August 2019

  • We’re sorry we've been unable to respond to your report.

    We’ve made a few changes recently to improve the way we respond to reports. We’re closing down any reports we think are now out of date, including this one, so that these changes can take effect.

    If you think this issue still requires attention, please report it again.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:02, Wednesday 6 May 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.