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Brambles, nettles and trees growing into the cycle path

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 09:57, Thu 16 August 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

There are brambles, nettles and trees growing out of the verge at the top of the wall on the uphill side of Headington hill. These are blocking the cycle path up the hill and are causing cyclists to have to swerve into the road to get past.

This is a perennial problem. May I suggest that you put a plan in place to trim the foliage on both sides of of this road regularly? Once a year in early summer would probably do it if you cut it back severely enough.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:31, Wed 22 August 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:49, Sun 16 September 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:12, Mon 15 October 2018

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Due to the length of time since it was reported please can you confirm if it is still an issue by changing the state back to Open.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 15:54, Tuesday 29 January 2019

  • The colder weather and additional length of growth has caused mostly the brambles to droop out of the way. It's still a bit exciting after rain though!

    It'll need cutting back come spring but can wait for a few months now if it needs to.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bruce Godden at 21:06, Tuesday 29 January 2019

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. I will contact the Oxford Direct Services Tree team to arrange for the Vegetation to be cut back in the early part of spring/summer.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Wednesday 30 January 2019

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