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Churned up verge AGAIN

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 17:39, Friday 17 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Every time maintenance happens to the footpaths around the local area the vehicles churn up this verge and spread mud across the path. I appreciate that they are doing an important job that benefits us in terms of safety and aesthetics but must they drive vehicles over this verge? The gates should be removable (they have a bolt on at least one side) or boarding put down. They do try and clean up but given the amount of mess created this is just not possible.

Council ref: ENQ20854126

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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 17:40, Friday 17 January 2020

  • The pictures are from the path behind 133,131,129 etc Ravencroft, OX26 6YF, not where the pin dropped near the School. We regularly benefit from Continental Landscapes trimming the bushes, thorns and generally making the pathways safe for the numerous families and School children that use them but I have a few complaints about how they go about this work.

    Firstly is the state they leave the place in, they insist on driving over the verge and creating an awful, messy mud area that is deep with tyre tracks, I have attached pictures. If access is required this way than the gate should be removable to allow access, it does have a bolt on at least one leg.

    Secondly, the mud is then dragged over the path and left there, even if it was brushed it would still leave a wet muddy path for the children to walk through.

    Thirdly, my Son was walking home from School yesterday and his path was blocked by a Van and Machinery meaning that he had to find a different route home that he did not know leaving him afraid and vulnerable. I appreciate that the paths need to be closed at some points but why after School and why no signage and cones (I would have made my way through, making my point to the contractors on the way).

    Fourthly, my Wife contacted Continental Landscapes and the first person to answer told her it's nothing to do with him and she needs to speak to Dave, she called another number and Dave told her it's nothing to do with him and she needs to contact Cherwell DC.

    As I said previously, the work they do is valued and appreciated, I have had to walk the route to School with hedge trimmers and my Brown Bin before now.

    Posted anonymously at 08:12, Thursday 23 January 2020

  • Somebody has helpfully thrown down a handful of hardcore, this is not a solution to the problem it's just added to it. The van's will continue to drive over this area and it will be a mess until something is done about it. Please rectify this issue and stop it from happening again.

    Posted anonymously at 09:09, Wednesday 5 February 2020

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