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Lamp posts obscured by overgrown trees

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 17:08, Mon 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

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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, Wed 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, Wed 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, Tue 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, Tue 10 October 2017

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

    Posted anonymously at 08:27, Wed 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, Wed 11 October 2017

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:06, Tue 5 December 2017

  • Street light 6 is still not working this is now over 5 months since this was first reported, sort it out before there is an accident

    Posted anonymously at 07:18, Wed 6 December 2017

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this is currently with our tree team to resolve and respond

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:50, Wed 6 December 2017

  • This is getting beyond a joke - you have now had 5 months in which to ensure this alley is safe for pedestrians. There are two issues:

    1. Street lights not working 2. Foliage overhanging high level (making it dark) and low level (restricting the path width and creating a trip hazard)

    The tree team are not going to fix broken street lights and the lighting team are not going to deal with the foliage issue. Both teams need to work together to ensure the alley is safe.

    This alleyway is an accident waiting to happen!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 11:26, Wed 6 December 2017

  • Light 6 still not working and tree team still not removed branches round light

    Posted anonymously at 10:01, Wednesday 24 January 2018

  • Category changed from ‘Trees’ to ‘Roads/highways’

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:42, Friday 27 April 2018

  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:02, Friday 15 June 2018

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