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Neighbouring house appears to be derilict and vegitation growth a problem

Reported via desktop anonymously at 16:45, Wed 2 December 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

No 31 St James, Wantage sides onto my house. The house to the left of picture 1. It is owned by a single man who apparently went to stay with his Mother during the first lockdown . He has not been seen since. He has lived here for over 15 years and has never done any gardening. We, and surrounding neighbours have kept things under some degree of control, especially keeping the footpath into Wantage clear. We have chased 2 youths away from his back garden during the summer and have noted the gate open in the last 3 weeks. I have been told by a local that the police are involved and that the owner is reported as missing. We are elderly and can't continue to keep the path clear with the state of the brambles. We are also concerned about squatters or others targeting the house as it is so obviously empty. HELP!!

Council ref: ENQ20881749

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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 16:46, Wed 2 December 2020

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:08, Mon 7 December 2020

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