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Hedge badly overgrown, and street light out, pitch black at night,

Reported in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 22:22, Saturday 2 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Cycling home after finishing my shift at midnight, I was cycling up the pathway between sports centre and the bicester school, it was pitch black due to street light broken and trees/hedges severely overgrown, as I rode past what I thought was a large sack of rubbish turned out to be a male who had collapsed.. if he hadn’t of groaned I’d have never properly seen him, police were called and thankfully male was ok, but being a lone female this actually terrified me, and could have had serious implications for him if I hadn’t of heard him due to not being able to see him and due to how dark etc the area currently is. This also poses a serious safety risk to people walking etc there in the evening

Council ref: ENQ20864478

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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 22:22, Saturday 2 May 2020

  • Thank you for your report, using the attached map can you please advise the unit number(s) you are referring to that is not working along the cycle path to enable us to log these as a fault. Thank you

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:42, Tuesday 5 May 2020

  • Good evening, it’s numbers 1 and 5, and also the first house on the left hand side of the map the street light is not working there either ..number 5 is also completely covered by the over hanging tree. Kind regards Val

    Posted anonymously at 22:21, Thursday 7 May 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:21, Sunday 31 May 2020

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