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Over hanging hedge onto path and damage to path from hedge

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 09:59, Tuesday 16 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Dear Highways. As you turn into The Gap from North street, there is no longer any path or highway boundary where you can safely walk with your young children. There is have no option but to walk in the road. The Gap is not a wide road and so this in itself poses a risk when cars are coming along the road. As you turn up into The Gap, there is a house on the corner. It has a very extremely large Laurel hedge that appears to be very well established and been there for a number of years. The path on that side of the road by this hedge simply disappears to nothing and you can see where it is breaking up due to the hedge. So in turn you cannot walk on the path on the left handside of the road. On the right handside of the road, there is no path as such, but a slight highway verge which I had been trying to walk along with my children in an attempt to avoid on coming vehicles. However recently the house on the right handside has done some building works. As such the owner has gravelled right the way up to the kerbing slabs leading onto the road and appears to have also extended his driveway to the road also. It is also not helped that two trees have now been planted on what I believe to be what was highway boundary land for pedestrians to walk on to avoid cars. Please would it be possible for you to look into this matter as soon as possible regarding the non existence of the path due to hedging and perhaps the matter of what I presume is the home owner using highway boundary land for their own personal use and effecting pedestrians for standing on it to avoid cars. I feel there is going to be an accident here one day. Regards

Ref:866852

Council ref: ENQ19837996

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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 10:01, Tuesday 16 July 2019

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