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Bridlepath in need of maintenace

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:30, Fri 12 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

It has come to my attention that the bridlepath connecting Milcombe with South Newington is in serious need of maintenance. The path at the bottom of the hill, just before opening onto the A361 is incredibly overgrown, both either side and the canopy above. This is a danger to riders and on the few recent occasions that I have braved the path I have nearly been knocked off by low hanging branches. In addition to the vegetation, a barbed wire fence runs incredibly close to the path. This was removed a few years ago but was erected once more shortly after its removal. This is a danger to both horse and rider. Please could the council look into this matter as currently the right of way is considered unusable by horse riders and even walkers.

Council ref: ENQ18817589

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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 11:35, Fri 12 October 2018

  • Thank you for your report. This has been passed to the Countryside Access Team and it has been added to their winter vegetation clearance programme. For further information please email

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:29, Tue 6 November 2018

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