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Weed regrowth through recently resurfaced/slurry coated pavements

Reported via desktop in the Pavements category anonymously at 15:26, Thursday 1 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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Around Christmas the pavements on Tithe Farm estate Abingdon were resurfaced using the slurry method. The work took several weeks and we expected the surfacing to last several years. In the last month or so, only about 3 months after work finished, I have noticed weeds and bulbs breaking through the surfacing, especially along Tennyson Drive and the corners with Longfellow Drive and Masefield Crescent. The work should be inspected and the contractors re-called to remedy the situation. Public cash has been spent but the problem has not been solved.

Council ref: ENQ21891682

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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 15:26, Thursday 1 April 2021

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    The post has been put in the disabled bay which Make it hard to park has u can see my car and was at angle to get in so remove post

    Posted anonymously at 01:24, Wednesday 7 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. Several weeks before surfacing, the footways are treated with weedkiller twice. However, due to changes in legislation surrounding the use of weedkillers, we are only able to use ‘contact weedkillers’ which kill off the visible vegetation but may not kill the plant down to the root or stop seeds from germinating. Sadly this is out of our control and therefore some weed growth is to be expected following treatment.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:00, Thursday 6 May 2021

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