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A bench that is situated outside my bedroom window of my ground floor flat

Reported anonymously at 12:05, Thursday 7 November 2019

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council 6 minutes later

The developers of the housing estate made the ridiculous decision to place public bench outside my ground floor flat, within touching distance of my bedroom window. For the past 2 years, I've been back & fourth with complaints to the council, only to be have just been told that Oxford CC Highways is now responsible for that land. The disruption that this bench causes us has now become unbearable. Youths & adults all congregate at the bench at all times of the day & night, causing his disruption with noise, alcohol and rubbish. When I'm alone, I find it very intimidating (especially at night) when a group of men are sat drinking on the bench, just feet away from where I'm trying to sleep. Getting the police to patrol the area (as has been suggested) is not the solution here. I would like the bench and bin removed as a matter of urgency and placed in a more appropriate place. You can see from my attached photo that my bedroom window is directly behind the bench.

Council ref: ENQ19846972

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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 12:10, Thursday 7 November 2019

  • Please can someone get in touch with me as I've not had a response to the above

    Posted anonymously at 11:52, Friday 15 November 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council will pass to Cherwel district council.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:27, Tuesday 26 November 2019

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