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Large conifers blocking street light

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 07:23, Tuesday 8 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The alleyway from St. Andrews church ox29bh has a street light which is not fully effective because of overgrown conifers blocking it. These trees belong to residents of eynsham road which backs onto the alley.

Council ref: ENQ19844497

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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 07:25, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. I have visited the site you pinpointed, see photos. On further investigation, however, after having contacted our Highway Records team, it has been confirmed that this footpath is not part of the Oxfordshire County Council highway network, that we are responsible for maintaining, at public expense. Also, the trees, as you point out, are growing from private properties, try contacting the residents at these properties.

    Posted anonymously at 08:16, Wednesday 9 October 2019

  • It should be the responsibility of the council to contact the residents not individuals as this could lead to conflict. If the trees are overgrown then the council should 1 cut the trees themselves or write and tell the residents it is their responsibility.

    Posted anonymously at 07:41, Thursday 10 October 2019

  • This footpath is not part of the Oxfordshire County Council highway network, that we are responsible for maintaining, at public expense.

    Posted anonymously at 08:08, Thursday 10 October 2019

  • Then whosever is responsible for the street lighting then

    Posted anonymously at 09:36, Thursday 10 October 2019

  • As this footpath is not part of the Oxfordshire County Council highway network, that we are responsible for maintaining, at public expense we can't send enforcement notices to the residents, responsible for the trees that back on to it, to cut them back.. It is the duty of whoever owns the footpath. I am, therefore, closing this report.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:31, Friday 18 October 2019

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