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Lamp posts obscured by overgrown trees

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 17:08, Monday 17 July 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 months, 1 day, 16 hours, 47 minutes later

The cinder track that links Peachcroft Road to Charney Avenue is not overlooked by dwellings and is rather secluded. Consequently in autumn/winter months it is imperative the street lights shine onto the track for safety. Many of the street lights along this track are covered by overgrown trees - light 5 is particularly bad.

Council ref: 810255

Problems in the Trees category are generally responded to within 10 working days.

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  • Many thanks for bringing this to our attention, I will raise column 6 with our highway team to have a look and rectify, column 5 unfortunately is blocked by a private tree so I will have to send out a letter to the resident to look at removing the problem area

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Wednesday 26 July 2017

  • Picture on left shows lamp 5 now working and trees cut lamp 6 not working and obscured by trees not owned by household, potential safety issue for the young and elderly to see path in the darl please fix soonest

    Posted anonymously at 12:41, Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • Whilst the trees obscuring Street light 5 have been cut back the lamp is still blocked by foliage as you approach - this is not safe!

    Street light 6 is still not working - this was reported back in July. Now we are approaching darker evenings this is not safe!

    Street light 7 is not working - this is not safe!

    Nearly all of the lights along the cinder track are either not working or obsured. Please take this issue seriously and sort it out for the safety of everyone using the path!

    Posted anonymously at 09:11, Tuesday 10 October 2017

  • Thank you - street light 6 and 7 have been reported as out of light on our management system. Our current policy is for our contractor to attend electrical & structural emergencies as a priority; these will be attended within a 24hr period. All other faults are logged on our management system, for efficiency, these are grouped by area and the date they were reported, and the contractor attends against a programmed of works based on this approach. The tree issue has been passed to the inspector to investigate further.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:33, Tuesday 10 October 2017

  • Photos of tree overhanging lamp 5 as you approach from Charney Avenue

    Posted anonymously at 08:27, Wednesday 11 October 2017

  • We have referred this to the tree team

    Category changed from ‘Street lighting’ to ‘Trees’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:50, Wednesday 11 October 2017

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