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Footpath narrowing

Reported via desktop in the Pavements category anonymously at 20:15, Wednesday 9 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

We have already reported this problem once before and were told this was an issue to be taken up with Cherwell District Council. They have now responded to tell us that it is in fact an Oxfordshire County Council issue. We are receiving reports from unhappy residents where a stretch of footpath in Bletchingdon from The Causeway along Weston Road, is not as wide as it should be/used to be. The true width of the path is now hidden under fallen debris from the trees which has turned to mud/sludge and encouraged the grass to grow where the footpath should be. Please can you arrange for your grounds maintenance team to come and cut back the overgrowth and widen the footpath again?

Council ref: ENQ21897022

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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 20:16, Wednesday 9 June 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I am sorry if our previous reply was confusing.
    What we said in our initial reply was that Cherwell District Council are responsible for the silt, debris and leaves etc which need to be cleared to allow us to do the siding out work. This is the ideal scenario. However as CDC are not willing to do this (or have been given incorrect information about what is required) I will speak to the team responsible and see if they can attend and complete the siding out work required without the path being cleared first.
    Thank you.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:04, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • Thank you for your report which has now been closed. The siding out of the footway has been programmed in to our upcoming work schedule. Unfortunately we do not have a date for these works at the moment, however, we will complete the siding out as soon as we can. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:40, Wednesday 14 July 2021

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