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Unlicensed "[portable loo]" blocking footpath outside 15 The Moors

Reported via desktop anonymously at 18:37, Sunday 25 April 2021

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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On 15th April, emailed Highways Enquiries to ask if the [portable loo], on the public footpath for at least the previous week, needed a license, and if so was one in operation. On 24 April Sian replied that a license is needed but none is in force, He asked that I send photos to "FixMyStreet". My concern is (a) safety: Covid distancing on this path is difficult with this obstruction adding to the verge-parked vehicles during weekdays, (b) there is a potential hygiene problem since it is opposite a pub that has turned its carpark into a beer garden and it is unclear that the public has access to their indoor facilities (passers-bye also are seen to use it), and (c) it is unfair trading practice against the building companies who DO take the expense and trouble to get properly insured and licensed.

Council ref: ENQ21893189

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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 18:37, Sunday 25 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. Our Highways Officer has now had the portaloo removed from the public highway. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:15, Monday 17 May 2021

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