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Tree roots sprouting up through tarmac

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 10:19, Tue 2 June 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Tree roots are sprouting through the tarmac on the footpath at Pound Croft, Grove. This creates a trip hazard for local residents especially the elderly and young children.

Council ref: ENQ20866617

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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 10:20, Tue 2 June 2020

  • Tripping hazards. Several trees growing through the pavement. The appear to be growing by the day.

    Posted anonymously at 15:34, Fri 5 June 2020

  • These are getting biger and more of them, even starting to grow out of drains. longer it takes to repair, the more damage and cost to repair will be. this is all from the roots of a tree that was cut down

    Posted anonymously at 14:40, Mon 15 June 2020

  • Trees are now growing up through the drains. This could possible impact water pipes. And other pipe/drains. This needs immediate attention.

    Posted anonymously at 15:28, Mon 22 June 2020

  • Having waited 5 weeks, with no updates, I have taken it upon myself to remove the trees from the pavement. There are several holes that now need to be made good. Unfortunately the cause of these shoots still exists. It would be fantastic if you could remove the tree stump. If this was done the area could be tidied up and I would plant some shrubs to brighten up the area.

    Posted anonymously at 14:06, Sun 12 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:02, Wed 14 October 2020

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