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Brambles on village green, making fence weak

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 15:56, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

The weight of the overgrown brambles on the village green side, has put pressure on our fence and its now not secure and is bowing. I am unable to mend this, as the brambles are so thick we can not get to the fixings. The brambles are starting to tumble over also. Please advise who is responsible for the maintenance of this area.

Council ref: ENQ19828162

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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 16:00, Tuesday 5 March 2019

  • This is not something we would of planted and feel this would be the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:19, Tuesday 5 March 2019

  • Apologies do you mean the owners of the green area? The only house in line with the fence, is mine and it would make no sense for these to be planted by this property. One side is my house then a fence then brambles into the grass area and then road. Surely who ever is responsible for the grass would look after this overgrown area also as it sits on the green

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 18:46, Tuesday 5 March 2019

  • My last message is not showing on your site. I understand this land in own by the council, I appreciate the brambles we’re not planted on purpose but the fact is they are still there and are causing damage to my fence and I am unable to gain access to my fence posts to fix it. Should I be arranging for someone to remove the brambles and forwarding the invoice to you or will your arrange for this to be dealt with so we can avoid any further damage.

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Tuesday 12 March 2019

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