Weeds growing in the verges on 5 links Road
Reported via desktop in the Pavements category anonymously at 11:19, Sunday 18 July 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Can the weeds be cleared as I am an elderly widow and unable to clear them
Council ref: ENQ21900978
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 11:20, Sunday 18 July 2021
Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, by 5 links Road, see photos. and assessed the issue you have identified. The vegetation overgrowing the footway, from this property is not overgrowing it enough, and therefore doesn't meet our current intervention criteria, so no action will be taken. As all of the vegetation, overgrowing the footway and highway, is growing from this property and not the small section of Oxfordshire County Council highway verge, the property owner is responsible for it. We would normally issue the property owner with a notice to cut it back and not cut it back for them. If the property owner wishes to have it cut back they should engage the services of a gardener. I am therefore closing this report.
We will continue to monitor this site during our routine inspections. If you notice that the issue gets worse, please open a new report.
To find out more about highway repairs and how we assess risk visit this web page: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ road-repairs.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:23, Monday 9 August 2021
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.