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Hedge and Grass needing (regular) maintenance

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 09:21, Tue 9 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

I have queried the piece of land behind the three houses 2,4 and 6 Fircroft, that lies between the back of our houses and Hornbeam Road, I have had an email back from Tim Green, Landscape Officer at OCC to advise that 1.5 meters beyond our boundary wall belongs to each household, but beyond that up to Hornbeam Road has been adopted by OCC. Each household currently has to maintain this 'dead mans land' as no-one else does it, therefore can you ensure that it is added to your regular schedule, the grass and hedges in question need very regular maintenance, in the summer months, almost monthly as the hedge and undergrowth is very fast growing. Alternatively, please can you have all the land added to each house's deeds so that we can maintain as we like individually. I can provide the email from Tim Green is required but can't seem to see how to attach an email, only a photo.

Council ref: ENQ18817392

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:25, Tue 9 October 2018

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council as we only maintain the footway up to the hedge line. It may be possible that this area is still registered to the developer and you can find this information by doling an online Land registry search which will give you definitive plans and proprietor information. sorry I cant be more help. regards.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:35, Wed 17 October 2018

  • Sorry, this matter is not closed. I had an email from Tim Green, Landscape Officer for Cherwell DC (his phone number is 01295 221710 ext 1710) on the 5th October, telling me I only own 1.5 meters of the land in question from my boundary wall, the remainder is registered to the developer but has been adopted by Oxfordshire County Council, can you please communicate directly with Tim Green about this, I am sick and tire of being fobbed off between various types of council all denying responsibility. I want this resolved and am not maintaining this land again next summer. Please provide a definitive answer.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 21:11, Wed 17 October 2018

  • Please provide update following my last message posted 17october, as I’ve had no reply Regards

    Posted by David Radwell at 20:44, Tue 13 November 2018

  • I still haven’t had an update on this I have an email from tim green from cdc telling me this land is adopted and the responsibility of occ. Please provide another update accordingly, it is complete nonsense to suggest the developer from approx 30 years ago is going to come back to maintain the grass and hedges

    Posted by David Radwell at 19:40, Fri 30 November 2018

  • It would be rather quite courteous if someone would reply to my many requests about this, this issue is simply being ignored

    Posted by David Radwell at 15:39, Sat 15 December 2018

  • Still no response recieved

    Posted by Dave Radwell at 20:02, Sat 12 January 2019

  • We believe this issue was addressed but due to a technical error it hasn’t been updated on FixMyStreet. We now consider it fixed, but if the issue still exists please let us know by creating a new report on FixMyStreet:

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:05, Tuesday 1 June 2021

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