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Overgrown verges along Oxford Road and Church Lane

Reported via mobile in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 10:51, Mon 16 November 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The verges leading up to Hampton Poyle and along Oxford Road and Church Lane, Hampton Poyle, are overgrown and need cutting back. Flooding is a perennial problem in Hampton Poyle. These verges run alongside ditches that carry away excess rainwater. If the verges are not cut the ditches become completely clogged. Also, two cyclists in the village have complained that the overgrown verges cause visibility problems on bends. We understand that in the interests of biodiversity it is a good thing to keep the verges through the Summer/early autumn. Please could they now be cut back. They are causing concern and upset to our local residents. Many thanks, Kate Curtis (Chair, Hampton Poyle and Hampton Gay Parish Meeting)

Council ref: ENQ20880634

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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 10:52, Mon 16 November 2020

  • Thank you for your report. Our Highways Officer has been to Hampton Poyle and reported that the verges looked as if this have been recently cut back? Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:01, Fri 18 December 2020

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