Roadside tree work not cleared up
Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 19:23, Friday 2 April 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The trees were coppiced here a few months ago and a lot of foliage was left under the trees/ in the stream. This was a poor job by the contractor. After the recent floods, a lot of the brush has been washed into the stream causing large 'logjams' at at least 3 locations (see pictures). Each picture is a different location and more brush has gone further downstream. The blockages are preventing the easy transfer of wildlife and canoes. Please can they be cleared up properly.
Council ref: ENQ21891748
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Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 19:24, Friday 2 April 2021
Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, In North Hinksey Lane. The "large 'logjams'... preventing the easy transfer of wildlife and canoes" you refer to, appear to have been mainly caused by large branches, fallen from trees, on the opposite bank of the river, see photos. These trees are not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council Highways department. You need to contact the owner of the trees to clear these blockages. I am, however, assigning this report to the Tree Team to investigate any other minor blockages that may have been caused by the contractor.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:27, Monday 12 April 2021
I would like to point out that the logjams are caused almost wholly by the brush (left on site by the road contractor) being washed into the long fallen branches. The branches themselves allowed reasonable passage before the brush clogged them up as shown best by my picture 1 and 3. As a local resident, I know that we used to have several swans passing through this section, but they have not been seen for months.
Posted anonymously at 14:53, Tuesday 13 April 2021
Still open, via questionnaire, 10:46, Saturday 1 May 2021
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