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Tree overhanging public footpath

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 20:33, Thursday 17 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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68 Mill Street, Witney has a large willow tree in their back garden which is considerably overhanging the public footpath. You have to physically duck to avoid it now. They also have a large line tree too which is doing similar and is hanging down very near to the river now.

Council ref: ENQ21897846

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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 20:34, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • I cut the vegetation hanging down over the path on the afternoon of 20 June. Perhaps OCC could work with Number 68 to cut the offending limb from the tree.

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Monday 21 June 2021

  • We have visited site and assessed the trees in their location. The trees present are on land not deemed to be part of the highway maintainable at public expense by OCC in the County‚Äôs capacity as local highway authority. The trees are on land that is maintainable by the Local Town Council and not by the County Council. We endeavour to transfer this enquiry to them; however, you may also wish to contact them directly to pursue this enquiry further.

    Many Thanks for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:10, Tuesday 22 June 2021

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