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Tall trees, leaves block gutter causing water leak, plus tree by wires

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 11:52, Sun 13 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I sent the below request back in march, got essentially automated reply saying due to covid report again. Issue still there and just need an answer as the leaves will soon fall and block my gutters. I have done more trimming my side of fence near the wires.

1 Gregory Estate, OX49 5NL Cuxham To the side of above address at the road side are a couple of sycamore trees. Last year with the winds etc the electric board came out and pollarded one of them due to it hitting the wires in the wind. As the other tree wasn't touching their wires they didn't do it. The other one did however hit the phone wires so last year i trimmed the ones my side of the fence as best i could to prevent this taking out peoples phone lines. Another issue i have is because its a bungalow these sycamore leaves bung up my gutter causing leaks into the house so i regularly have to get up their to empty it. Am i allowed to cut this one a lot lower as well (probably have to pay someone to cut it as its far too tall for me) or is this something you can do? I appreciate its owned by yourselves however in the years I've been here i haven't seen any council trimming, just what i've done to prevent damage

Council ref: ENQ20876061

Asset ID: 1DDX

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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 11:52, Sun 13 September 2020

  • The overhanging trees are on land not deemed to be part of the publicly maintained highway by Oxfordshire County Council in our capacity as local highway authority. These trees are part of the historic boundary feature and would therefore be the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. Thank you for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:51, Mon 14 December 2020

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