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Extremely narrow and dangerous footpath due to overgrown bushes and pavement crumbling away

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 22:45, Friday 22 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The path on horseponds rd at the top of Reades lane is already extremely narrow due to the hedge being overgrown but that combined with the fact that the path has crumbled away in several places, makes some parts dangerously narrow. When my son is on his little bike it is quite scary as he could easily topple into the road and even walking along there with children is worrying when you get to the really narrow bit especially if cars are whizzing by. Please could someone look at this part of the pavement. I also noticed the drain is completely covered with dried mud which could be a problem if we have heavy rain.

Council ref: ENQ20865648

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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 22:45, Friday 22 May 2020

  • I concur the path is almost impassable due to the overgrown hedges

    Posted anonymously at 19:07, Monday 1 June 2020

  • This has still not been fixed and the hedge has grown out even further. It is only a matter of time before there is an accident. There is no pavement on the others side of the road so this is the only way to pass along the road and it is on the inside of a bend which limits visibility. Traffic travels at in excess of the 30mph limit and if there is traffic travelling in both directions and you have to step off the kerb down onto the road on the bend the cars have to swerve to get round you. I understand it takes time to organise for the pavement to be fixed but can the homeowner please be forced to cut back the hedge now bird nesting season has passed. This is extremely dangerous especially with young children, not to mention the complete impossibility of social distancing.

    Posted anonymously at 08:17, Tuesday 9 June 2020

  • Hedge is now so overgrown it is impossible to get through the road is the only option

    Posted anonymously at 11:35, Tuesday 9 June 2020

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