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Lamp post smothered in ivy and is now close to the light.

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 09:30, Fri 2 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

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Lamp post covered in ivy which is now close to obscuring the light. Possible risk that the weight of ivy will bring the lamp down in a storm?

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  • Thank you for the report we will investigate and try and contact the adjacent landowner to cut their overgrown ivy back but failing that we will take action to remove the ivy.

    Posted anonymously at 10:39, Tue 6 August 2019

  • No action has been taken to date.

    Posted anonymously at 22:43, Thu 31 October 2019

  • We are in the process of engaging a contractor to deal with this unit and 2 similar units elsewhere in the County. The lamp is presently unobstructed but your point concerning strength is well taken, the growing ivy has strength within its self so we will remove it 'live' rather than cut at the base and wait for it do die back. We initially contacted Witney TC believeing that the land behind the light where the ivy is growing from to possibly be theirs but to date we have had no response from them hence the delay in actioning. Thank you for your report.

    Posted anonymously at 17:30, Tue 5 November 2019

  • Hello. I'm afraid this land is not under the ownership of Witney Town Council. the land on the other side of the wall is owned by WODC.

    Posted anonymously at 14:45, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Why will WODC not remove the ivy?

    Posted anonymously at 12:37, Sun 29 December 2019

  • As previously advised we would be concerned with a remote contractor perhaps working for WODC just cutting the ivy at the wall connections to kill it and leave that total dead weight on the post. We have a few similar issues elsewhere and are still working towards a small project to strip the ivy from all the offending units, thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 16:50, Thu 23 January 2020

  • We believe this issue was addressed but due to a technical error it hasn’t been updated on FixMyStreet. We now consider it fixed, but if the issue still exists please let us know by creating a new report on FixMyStreet:

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:51, Wed 9 December 2020

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