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Footpath between the end of Broad Field Road and Gravel Pits Lane, Yarnton

Reported anonymously at 05:50, Wednesday 6 November 2019

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

I am writing to request the tarmacking of a short stretch of mud footpath between the end of Broad Field Road and Gravel Pits Lane where the tarmac ends abruptly and the path turns to mud as it borders 2 gardens on each side before getting to the Gravel Pits road surface which is bumpy but navigable. There are many old people in this area so I am surprised this short stretch of path was not completed by Bellway Homes when they upgraded the path up to Gravel Pits Lane in 2002 – they even installed street lights, but the path ends abruptly and this short stretch is not navigatable by wheelchair. The only other route for them is the footpath on Sandy Lane on the opposite side of the road from Yarnton Garden Centre \, but this has so many leaves and mud on it that my 93 year old parents cannot get their wheelchairs along it from October to February. That means they are essentially housebound

Council ref: ENQ19846802

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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 05:55, Wednesday 6 November 2019

  • Thank you for your report. This issue has been logged on our Countryside Access Management System and your reference no. is 21693. The path was inspected and found that surface was suitable but width was not. Letter sent to LO adjacent for hedge to be cut back. Enquiries made regarding possibility of S106 funds to tarmac 22m section of path.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:44, Friday 22 November 2019

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