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Footpath impassible due to overgrown vegetation

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 11:46, Sat 13 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Footpath on the Reading Road between Offlands Farm and Halfpenny Lane is overgrown. The photos show the point at which a pedestrian is forced to step into the road. The situation will only get worse during the summer. The problem occurs every year (I reported it last year). The landowner seems reluctant to keep the pavement clear of vegetation.

Council ref: ENQ19837859

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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 11:50, Sat 13 July 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and the owner has been made aware of this issue. This report is now closed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:59, Mon 15 July 2019

  • I am not happy with this response. I don't see how OCC can wash their hands of this. Who is going to monitor that the land owner carries out the work and chase if he/she does not? On the evidence of past years the cutting back will not happen for months. I walked the path two days ago and the situation is now worse than the photos show. Walking south a pedestrian must walk in the road for some distance round a blind bend unable to see traffic coming from behind (there is no path on the other side of the road). Further, undergrowth is encroaching (from the same landowner's land) on the stretch of pavement from the filling station up to the traffic lights at the railway bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 14:51, Mon 12 August 2019

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