Reported via desktop in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 16:06, Monday 5 July 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Hello OCC Your contractor has done a fantastic job this past week cutting the verge along the B4044 and it is a lot safer for cyclists and car-drivers alike. Unfortunately they have not cut the length in front of the Hill End Centre and the opposite side of the road. Please could they return and finish the job and this is the very bit of verge that is most dangerous on this fast chicane which has school groups walking along it. Many thanks.
Council ref: ENQ21899772
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 16:07, Monday 5 July 2021
Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the B4044 Eynsham Road, at the Hill End junction, see photos. I have forwarded your request on, to the team responsible, for their appraisal and assessment.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:40, Wednesday 7 July 2021
Thank you for your report. The team responsible have responded to say that "There were temporary lights on this section so could not cut will pick up when back in the area it is not dangerous."
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:12, Wednesday 7 July 2021
Thank you for having a look at the overgrown verge on the B4044 opposite the Hill End Centre. I do agree that there were some temporary lights at the time of cutting along towards Oaken Holt. Please could the contractor return as soon as possible as the verges are in deed dangerous to the school groups that visit our site. They have to walk along the verge to access the other side of the road safely opposite Denmans Farm. Also cars or cyclists waiting for a gap in the traffic opposite our entrance are concealed to the last minute by the overgrown verge. Sorry to complain again but this is in our opinion dangerous when compared to the use of this stretch of road.
Posted anonymously at 14:13, Wednesday 7 July 2021
Thank you for your report. The team responsible responded to your latest update, on 09/07/2021, to say that "The verges are uneven and should not be used as footways. We have no tractor available in the area. Why would anyone walk to Hill End as it is a very fast bendy road and Hill End has a car parking area. We will do when a tractor is available, although not within the next couple of weeks, sorry"
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:26, Tuesday 27 July 2021
On the Eynsham Road, between the Lodge and the bus stop at Oakenholt House, the verge is very over grown and with spiky weeds and nettles, that makes walking to the bus stop very difficult.
Posted anonymously at 10:32, Monday 13 September 2021
Thank you for your update. This section of grass verge cutting will be completed shortly, just before the programmed works of hedge cutting scheduled for this area of highway.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:33, Tuesday 14 September 2021
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