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Stinging nettles and weeds

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 09:07, Tuesday 16 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

This alley has not been cleared of stinging nettles and weeds this year. Between Appleford drive and Hedgemead. It’s an absolute disgrace. Very dangerous for young mums with pushchairs as they have to use the cycle track which is very busy during term time.

Ref: 866305

Council ref: ENQ19837983

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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 09:10, Tuesday 16 July 2019

  • Since this was reported, the vegetation is now grown over the full width of the pedestrian side of the path. The nettles are now narrowing the path at the end to less than a double buggy and so one mum who I see most mornings is struggling to get her children through without stinging them. I cycling along here and it is also restricting my view of oncoming pedestrians forced onto the wrong side. I cut some away a month or so back, but please can the rest be cleared before someone gets hurt. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Thursday 1 August 2019

  • Hi there - unfortunately there has still not been any action on this. As the schools have started back, this route is busy again and so it would be great if this could be looked at urgently. Pedestrians are facing bikes head on, bikes are facing double buggies head on, please cut back the vegetation to allow people to use the correct sides of the path safely. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 14:21, Thursday 5 September 2019

  • This report has been closed. However this issue has been passed to Biffa of street cleaning works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:25, Monday 9 September 2019

  • Hi there - can you confirm when this will be actioned? This 'ticket' was closed, but unfortunately the issue has still not been resolved.


    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Thursday 12 September 2019

  • This issue has not been resolved, it still looks a total disgrace!!!!!!!!!!! No work has been done along this alley all summer and the stinging nettles are a real problem and it’s getting worse. Such a shame as this is a very busy alley used by parents walking kids to school and cyclists.

    Posted anonymously at 21:19, Monday

  • Hi there - I am writing to the person who originally posted this issue. (thanks!) I have also updated the 'ticket' trying to get the cycle / pedestrian path to be cleared. I have reopened another ticket ( report/ 1770297) in the hope they will lock into why it has still not be done, despite this ticket being closed. ...fingers crossed it will soon be done! Cheers

    Posted anonymously at 10:22, Tuesday

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