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Overgrown vegetation by footpath along south side of B4009, between Lewknor and Oxford Tube bus stop.

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 13:45, Sun 26 August 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Overgrown vegetation by footpath along south side of B4009, between Lewknor and Oxford Tube bus stop. The footpath goes under the M40. I believe that the vegetation on the footpath side by the B4009 falls under the responsibility of the Council, while the side away from the B4009 and by the wooden fence, falls within the responsibility of the Highways agency land. M40 maintenance was been undertaken by Carillion, I have tried to contact them directly but they are not responding. I believe that M40 maintenance is now done by Egis, but I cannot find their contact details. Any help cutting back the vegetation along both sides of the footpath would be greatly appreciated by the many people who park at Lewknor and take the Oxford Tube bus to London.

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  • 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: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:33, Wed 26 September 2018

  • This is still an on going issue. any help would be greatly appreciated. As I tried to explain in my note, "I believe that the vegetation on the footpath side by the B4009 falls under the responsibility of the Council, while the side away from the B4009 and by the wooden fence, falls within the responsibility of the Highways agency land."

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:12, Sun 28 October 2018

  • Dear Sir/Madam,

    This was first reported on Sunday August 26. It is now December 9, i.e. ~3.5 months after my report, and disappointingly the issue has not been addressed. This is despite my calling of the Council on two different occasions, November 19 (talked to Agniska) and November 30 (talked to Monica). As I tried to explain on the phone this is an issue of road safety. Thank you in advance and best wishes

    Posted anonymously at 17:27, Sun 9 December 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The Inpsector has visited the site but is unclear of the exact location. There did not appear to be a safety issue however as the vegetation is now dying back we can monitor the situation during our routine inspections or please provide better location detail of the offending hedge.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:35, Mon 10 December 2018

  • I'm talking about bramble bushes especially along the path parallel to the B4009 between the two slip roads of the M40 coming from-and-going-to-London. Specifically on the South side of the B4009, and in particular on the other side of the bridge. By safety issue I meant that because of the bramble bushes in particular on the other side of the bridge people tend to walk on the B4009 itself which in the dark posses a serious risk. I left my mobile number with Monica when I called the Council on 30/11 and she promised me that someone from the team would call me. If you do call me I can explain.

    Posted anonymously at 08:37, Tue 11 December 2018

  • Disappointingly, nothing has happened about this. In fact, as I mentioned in my original report, the vegetation on the footpath side by the B4009 falls under the responsibility of the Council, while the side away from the B4009 and by the wooden fence, falls within the responsibility of the Highways agency land. M40 maintenance was been undertaken by Carillion, I have tried to contact them directly but they are not responding. The M40 maintenance is now done by Egis but I cannot find their contact details.

    So in fact, even having the contact details of Egis would have been of help.

    Moreover, I've already put quite a bit of time and effort into this report. And as I mentioned before, I've called the council twice. Specifically, I first called on 19/11/2018 and talked to Agniska. She told me that it is Tracey Morton that deals with the enquiry and for an update I will have to call again. And I did. I called on 30/11/2018 and talked to Monica. She assured me that she would talk to the team. And Tracey was also included in the team/looking after the Watlington area. She asked me for my mobile number and she assured me that someone would call me. This was first reported back in August of 2018. I emphasised over the phone and in the report that it was a question of road safety. But nothing has happened. If you like you can close this report or leave it open for another 6 months. I do not see the point in continuing with this.

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Sunday 10 February 2019

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