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Overhanging trees

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 14:11, Monday 21 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Brookhill House The Leys Adderbury OX17 3ES

Banbury Town Council Cherwell District Council Oxfordshire County Council

21/10/19 Dear Sirs,

Re Trees over footpath from Prospect Road to footbridge over Upper Windsor Street, Banbury

My stepson owns a flat at 21 Hollies Court, which directly overlooks the footpath, and I am writing on his behalf.

I recently contacted all three councils via telephone or your online reporting systems to request that the trees mentioned above are trimmed in order to keep them away from the Hollies Court building. Some of the branches are touching the building and some are at head height over the entrance to Hollies Court.

I have also contacted the building maintenance company, SJB Properties, to see if there was any agreement in place re the trees, but they referred me to the Town Council.

From the replies I received to my original query (all very quick replies, thank you) it appears that this piece of land is unregistered and that none of the councils acknowledges any responsibility for its upkeep. As this is clearly a tarmacced public footpath surely one council has to be responsible for maintenance?

I understand that this is a very low priority but can you please review the situation and advise me who is responsible for maintenance of this footpath?

Thank you Yours faithfully TD Hubbard

Council ref: ENQ19845652

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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 14:15, Monday 21 October 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:22, Friday 15 November 2019

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