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Light out - safety concern 002 Longfellow Avenue

Reported in the Street light fault category anonymously at 13:02, Wed 11 December 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later

Reported by numerous residents and most recently in November and Dec. Longfellow Lamp out 002 - Lack of adequate light on pathways forcing public to walk in road is a H&S concern. Council response in Nov is they've 'chased' contractors - reasonable expectation that as this fault and H&S issue has been known to B&NES for a long time, the contractors would have been prioritised to fix this. Meanwhile this part of the street is NOT SAFE for pedestrians.

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  • We are looking into this issue and asking our contractors to confirm when they will attend. We are sorry for the delay. You can check back here for further updates. We shall provide further information when known.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:03, Fri 13 December 2019

  • As this is an ongoing safety issue and has been reported frequently by numerous residents of the Avenue, how long does it reasonably take to get a response from the ‘contractor’ (we are paying for) to give a definitive date when they will attend and fix the light? If I withheld my council tax for the same length of time it’s taken to get this safety issue resolved I guarantee I would have received a summons to recover the payment by now. This delay is not ‘reasonable’ and all of the residents who are politely asking for work to be done - and paying in good faith - deserve an immediate resolution. Please fix the light before Christmas. 2019.

    Posted anonymously at 18:30, Wed 18 December 2019

  • We can confirm that work to install new column 002 is intended to start before the end of the year. A new power supply will then be connected to the light and we have been advised this is planned to happen in the first part of January. We hope this information is of help and we are sorry for the delay in this work taking place.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:25, Thu 19 December 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 11:33, Mon 20 January 2020

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