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Tree roots are raising the public footpath and our driveway

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 13:34, Tuesday 4 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The roots from an oversized fir tree are raising the footpath and causing a potential trip hazard.

I have requested permission to have the neighbouring trees crowned as they are also overgrown.

Council ref: ENQ20872792

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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 13:34, Tuesday 4 August 2020

  • Also, they are raising our drive.

    Posted anonymously at 13:36, Tuesday 4 August 2020


  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have instructed our contractors to carry out works to the trees that are impeding the footway at this location. This enquiry also discusses damage to property as a result of a highway asset. As such it is necessary to contact the County’s insurance team to pursue this matter further. Information on this can be found on the County’s public website at: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ compensation

    Many thanks for your enquiry

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:30, Thursday 6 August 2020

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