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Stinging nettles and weeds

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 10:17, Tuesday 17 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

I am re-reporting an old issue that was opened in July 2019 which has been closed. Unfortunately no action has been taken; it is still very overgrown and is making it dangerous for cyclists, padestrians, including pushchairs and school children. The old references are:

Ref: 866305

Council ref: ENQ19837983

Council ref: ENQ19842739

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    Stinging nettles and weeds Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 09:07, Tuesday 16 July 2019

    Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

    Photo of this reportzoom Photo of this reportzoom This alley has not been cleared of stinging nettles and weeds this year. Between Appleford drive and Hedgemead. It’s an absolute disgrace. Very dangerous for young mums with pushchairs as they have to use the cycle track which is very busy during term time.

    Ref: 866305

    Council ref: ENQ19837983

    Posted anonymously at 10:17, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • Photo of this reportzoom Photo of this reportzoom Since this was reported, the vegetation is now grown over the full width of the pedestrian side of the path. The nettles are now narrowing the path at the end to less than a double buggy and so one mum who I see most mornings is struggling to get her children through without stinging them. I cycling along here and it is also restricting my view of oncoming pedestrians forced onto the wrong side. I cut some away a month or so back, but please can the rest be cleared before someone gets hurt. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Thursday 1 August 2019

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • Hi there - unfortunately there has still not been any action on this. As the schools have started back, this route is busy again and so it would be great if this could be looked at urgently. Pedestrians are facing bikes head on, bikes are facing double buggies head on, please cut back the vegetation to allow people to use the correct sides of the path safely. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 14:21, Thursday 5 September 2019

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • His report has been closed. However this issue has been passed to Biffa of street cleaning works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:25, Monday 9 September 2019

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • Hi there - can you confirm when this will be actioned? This 'ticket' was closed, but unfortunately the issue has still not been resolved.

    Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Thursday 12 September 2019

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • This issue has not been resolved, it still looks a total disgrace!!!!!!!!!!! No work has been done along this alley all summer and the stinging nettles are a real problem and it’s getting worse. Such a shame as this is a very busy alley used by parents walking kids to school and cyclists.

    Posted anonymously at 21:19, Monday

    Posted anonymously at 10:19, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • 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 10:20, Tuesday 17 September 2019

  • This issue was first reported mid-July, it is still causing visibility issues for users of this shared cycle/footpath. This is made worse with the low sun during the morning school run / evening commute where it is virtually impossible to see anyone having to use the wrong side to avoid the stinging nettles. Please follow up with your contractor Biffa who you have likely paid to carry out this work?

    Posted anonymously at 10:37, Tuesday 24 September 2019

  • Hi - this has still not been cleared. Any news on when this might be done? I was told that Biffa had been given the job. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 10:31, Tuesday 15 October 2019

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