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Overgrown tree affecting street light and power cables.

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 09:59, Tue 17 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The picture shows a hugely overgrown tree almost totally covering the street light such that the street light is no longer effective. Also the branches are interfering with the overhead power cables giving potential for likely power interruption.

Council ref: ENQ19842734

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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, Tue 17 September 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. OCC’s contractors are qualified to carry out tree works adjacent to the highway. Tree works adjacent to powerlines is a hugely complicated specialism and as such is solely carried out by the designated network operator (power supplier) for the area. Please contact SSEN on: 0800 048 3516 to further your enquiry.

    Many thanks for your enquiry

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:52, Thu 19 September 2019

  • Inspected by SSEN on 19th September.

    Passed on to “Tree Cutting” under reference FR3082 but nothing done as of 14th November 2019.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:10, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Inspected by SSEN on 19th September.

    Passed on to “Tree Cutting” under reference FR3082 but nothing done as of 14th November 2019.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:10, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Not fixed as at 4th December. SSEN turned up about two weeks ago with full tree cutting equipment but realised they needed road closure permission.

    So work was abandoned and nothing since then.

    Posted anonymously at 14:38, Wed 4 December 2019

  • SSEN still not cut back the tree under their reference FR3082.

    I had a call today from SSEN - its a real joke!

    1) From the first phone call I had a visit from an operative who came to assess the situation; he concluded that the tree needed to be cut back, and the FR3082 reference was born. During his visit he confirmed that the cutting would need road closure.

    2)Come November, the tree cutting team turned up; two vehicles with all equipment and rising platforms.. Operatives stood around assessing and decided that to cut the tree they would need road closure. DOH!

    3)Today, 18th December, received a call to say that someone from SSEN would come to inspect the tree this weekend now the leaves have dropped!! Its an evergreen tree as can be seen from the picture! DOH.

    What a waste of time and OUR money for this debacle. Lets see what happens next..

    Posted anonymously at 14:34, Wed 18 December 2019

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