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Hedge grown out of pavement/footway

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 11:26, Tue 13 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

The hedge running along the pavement extends horizontally over the footway by roughly 60cm (where the footway swerves inwards going towards the A415, and along past the signpost to the roundabout joining Faringdon Road to the A415). This has resulted in a very narrow footway making it difficult to walk with buggies or wheelchairs. There has been a reported incident a woman with a buggy accidentally walking into the road sign as a result with a nasty facial injury. The Parish Council would appreciate OCC's intervention in this matter.

Council ref: ENQ19840331

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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 11:30, Tue 13 August 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and a letternhas been sent to the resident of the property, giving them 7 days to cut back the hedge.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:29, Tue 13 August 2019

  • This problem has not been resolved. If the resident was given 7 on 13 August days to comply, could Highways please update the Parish Council with what the next move is, as no work has been done and it is still causing difficulties to pedestrians (particularly mothers with babies in buggies.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 20:55, Mon 7 October 2019

  • The problem has still not been resolved with the trees obstructing over half of the footpath often necessitating walking over a muddy verge. It must be resolved without further delay.

    Posted anonymously at 15:54, Mon 11 November 2019

  • The period allowed for the landowner to cut the overhanging hedge is 14 days not 7 days in accordance with The Highways Act 1980 Section 154 Cutting or felling etc. trees etc. that overhang or are a danger to roads or footpaths.

    Posted anonymously at 15:35, Wed 13 November 2019

  • Even if the the landowner is given 14 days to do the work, this was given on 13 August so that 3 months ago and nothing has been done. Please update accordingly.

    Posted anonymously at 09:21, Thu 14 November 2019

  • The hedge has been 'trimmed' but it still overhangs the footway.

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Wed 27 November 2019

  • Whilst the hedge has been lightly trimmed it still impedes over half the width of the footpath. It needs to be severely trimmed back. Oxford CC please specify to the home owner exactly what needs to be done.

    Posted anonymously at 14:43, Wed 27 November 2019

  • Still obstructing 50% of the width of the footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 12:07, Sat 21 December 2019

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