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Birch trees adjacent to public footpath encompassing street light and encroaching over my roof. Who is responsible for their maintenance?

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 10:02, Friday 3 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Ref#0614-5817-7304-6148 job 2139271 Back in June I phoned trying to locate maintenance responsibility for 3 birch trees adjacent to the public footpath on Mill Green beside my house. They are encompassing the street light and starting to hang over my roof.

Council ref: ENQ20869579

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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 10:03, Friday 3 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have assessed the trees in their location. The overhanging trees are not deemed to be part of the publicly maintained highway by Oxfordshire County Council in our capacity as local highway authority. You are advised to contact land registry to determine who is responsible for the land on which the trees are growing.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:01, Monday 6 July 2020

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