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
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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