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Overgrown trees and bushes on both sides of road make it hard to walk along

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category by Oliver Tickell at 22:41, Wednesday 3 April 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Overgrown trees and bushes on both sides of road make it hard to walk along

Council ref: ENQ19830720

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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 22:45, Wednesday 3 April 2019

  • We have visited site and assessed the trees in their location. The overhanging trees present are on land not deemed to be part of the publicly maintained highway by OCC in our capacity as local highway authority. The trees are on land that is likely maintainable by the City Council and not by the County Council. They can be contacted at: 01865 252 240

    Many thanks for your enquiry.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:00, Wednesday 15 May 2019

  • The trees are indeed rooted in privately owned land, however they are also growing across the pavement. That pavement forms part of the highway.

    Is it your contention a) that the trees should be cut back by Oxford CC because they are rooted in their land, or b) that it is Oxford CC's responsibility to cut back, or cause to be cut back, vegetation that is blocking pavements within the City, even where the road of which the pavement is part is maintained by Oxon CC?

    Posted anonymously at 09:46, Wednesday 15 May 2019

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