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Trees and Verges encroaching onto carriageway.

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category by Dr S Fraser, Clerk Fyfield &Tubney PC at 16:07, Mon 5 March 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Over the years the trees to the west of this road have encroached over the verge. Their old leaves have then enabled grass to grow out over the metalled road by over 2.5 feet. This road is used much more frequently than its minor nature would suggest. At its narrowest point, traffic has been forced off the off side verge into the field with severe damage to the edge of the carriageway. The trees need trimming back along the whole length of the road and the verge scraped back to reveal the full width of the carriageway. The broken verge then needs repair. This is not the first time this problem has been reported. Nothing was been done with the result that more effort is now required to rectify the situation.

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  • Additional photos.

    Posted anonymously at 16:08, Mon 5 March 2018

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

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:14, Fri 13 April 2018

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation.

    Category changed from ‘Roads/highways’ to ‘Grass and Hedges’

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 01:13, Fri 15 June 2018

  • This is a public road in the county. Somebody has responsibility for its maintenance. It is not good enough to keep passing the buck to other people or denying responsibility. The subsidence on the verge is getting worse and needs repairing. This is definitely a pothole type repair. The vegetation encroachment is the result of inadequate maintenance of verges over many years.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Dr S Fraser, Clerk Fyfield &Tubney PC at 16:17, Fri 23 November 2018

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