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Rat seen going into large hole on pavement outside our property

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 15:34, Thursday 2 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Dear Council There are a few large holes in the pavement going from the gates of our property, The Croft, towards the war memorial. There has been a large rat spotted going into one of these holes and we would therefore like to please get the series of holes filled in. Many thanks Charlotte Vane-Tempest

Council ref: ENQ20869540

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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 15:35, Thursday 2 July 2020

  • I've lived in the village for many years now, and those holes in the pavement you're referring to keep returning time and time again after they've been repaired. And it's been reported before that rats have been seen coming and going too. We're talking well over 25 years. No exaggeration.

    There is obviously some underlying problem that the contractors that OCC use for the repair still haven't got to the bottom of why these holes keep returning time and time again.

    I expect another temp repair will occur, and the holes will appear again in the not too distant future.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    Posted anonymously at 19:12, Friday 3 July 2020

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team who have already assessed and are arranging repairs. Thank you for your report.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:11, Thursday 9 July 2020

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