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Overgrowth still growing into street and on street surface

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 14:41, Fri 23 November 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

The overgrowth is still edging into the street, this problem was reported in spring 2018 and the council have recently (November) come to cut the trees - they have cut a few branches and not completed the job.

- Tree overgrowth is still growing into the street from the entry to Fisher close ALL THE WAY up to the bridle path, dangerous to those crossing the street as it blocks the view - Road has plants, grass etc growing on the surface due to a build up of soil, damaging road surface

If the task could be fully completed as a matter of safety it would be appreciated.

Council ref: ENQ18820035

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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 14:45, Fri 23 November 2018

  • No communication regarding a cleanup since submission, this comes following the first submission at the start of 2018 which was closed without resolution.

    Posted anonymously at 15:21, Fri 21 December 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A sweeper has come to clean some of the soil off the road, but only when prompted by one of the residents speaking to a street cleaner near to fisher close, Part of the problem has been resolved but there is still a mass of overgrowth into the street. Hoping we can see this resolved soon.


    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Friday 18 January 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the Highways team for investigation. Please contact them for further updates

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:13, Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:23, Friday 8 February 2019

  • I do not accept that.

    This was originally submitted during the summer displaying the full extent of the overgrowth, the current photos do not seem as extreme as it was winter with less foliage.

    It does not mean that the basic maintenance of our road should be ignored.

    The overgrowth causes the road to be unsafe due to obstruction of vision making it unsafe to cross, the roads to crack and reduces parking areas.

    I will keep resubmitting until it is done.

    Posted by Kieran Mace at 09:08, Friday 8 February 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for programmed works.

    Posted anonymously at 11:29, Wednesday 13 February 2019

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