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Hedges need cutting back

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 15:15, Wed 17 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The hedges on Brookside Close need to be cut back. They’ve grown so much that the road has narrowed making it impossible for vehicles to even attempt to pass each other. Cars are being scratched as they go past and the roadside drainage is completely covered.

Council ref: ENQ19838182

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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 15:20, Wed 17 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We are writing to the adjacent land owner to get this cut back. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:42, Mon 29 July 2019

  • Hi there - this has got worse with the recent rain. The adjacent landowner is a farmer who at this time of year is extremely busy and I can’t imagine will have time at the moment. As the obstruction is on the public highway is it not the council that will maintain? Many thanks.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Fri 9 August 2019

  • This problem remains and the hedge has now grown several feet from the edging kerbs and reduced a two-way street to one narrower than a single track road. Cars are being scratched and damaged by branches and brambles. This is a public road and should be maintained.

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Wed 28 August 2019

  • Is there any update to this please? The hedges are now really ridiculous.

    Posted anonymously at 18:27, Sun 8 September 2019

  • At places the hedges now extend over 5 feet into the road and it is impossible for two cars to pass each other. Parked cars now the road further resulting in scratched paintwork to the car driving through. The council has a duty to keep the highway clear and it has failed to do so.

    Posted anonymously at 13:46, Mon 30 September 2019

  • Is there any update on this reported issue? You said you have contacted the adjacent land owner, however, this is nothing to do with that land owner. The field the other side of this road, has it's own hedge and then there is a brook before this overgrown hedge/self seeded shrubs/small trees which borders the road. Please can you confirm that the SODC highways department is responsible for this road, and therefore responsible for the upkeep and trimming back of the overgrown hedge. With many thanks Tracey Smith Parish Councillor

    Posted by Tracey Smith at 14:38, Wed 2 October 2019

  • Nearly 3 months without an update and this continues to be an issue for residents. PLEASE could this be fixed??

    Posted anonymously at 14:46, Sun 27 October 2019

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