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Barbed wire being used on fence at domestic premises

Reported anonymously at 16:56, Mon 9 November 2020

The residents at No: 19 Clapcot Way have attached barbed wire to their rear boundry fence at a height of under six foot from the ground which is adjoining a public footpath at the rear of the premises causing the area to look more like a farm yard than a public footpath, it is dangerous and unsightly. Section 164 of the Highways Act 1980 says that barbed wire on land adjoining a public highway must not cause a nuisance to humans or animals using the highway. Anything placed below 2.4 metres high will usually be deemed to be causing a nuisance and the local authority can issue a notice demanding its removal.