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Overgrown Brambles covering path

Reported via Android in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 08:29, Thursday 26 August 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The alley way between Denton Close and Orchard Road has been covered with brambles and other vegetation about half way down. This has made it impassible for wheelchair users that use this route to the Eynsham Road.

Every year this happens and regrows to cover the path after it's been eventually cut back. The groundsmen cut the grass on the other side of the path, use strimmers around the trees and walls but ignore this completely.

Could a permanent solution be found to stop it coming back? It grows from the fence on the Browns Close side.

Council ref: ENQ21904147

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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 08:29, Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site pinpointed on the map, in the Denton Close to Orchard Road link footpath, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:45, Wednesday 8 September 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site pinpointed on the map, in the Denton Close to Orchard Road link footpath, see photos, and assessed the issue you have identified. This 'Overgrown Brambles covering path' report has been submitted, to the team responsible, for the vegetation to be cut back. Please be aware that the budget for cutting back vegetation is finite. It will be logged and assessed for inclusion in future programmed works, subject to there being no conflicting works and sufficient funds.

    With regards to your request 'Could a permanent solution be found to stop it coming back?', I have checked The Environment Agencies' list of noxious or invasive non-native plants (The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 - Section 14 - Schedule 9 - Part 2) to see if any of this vegetation is on there and it's not. So due to this fact, and also annual budgetary constraints, we can't remove this vegetation with a permanent solution to stop it coming back.

    To contact the Environment Agency:
    Phone: 03708 506 506* (Mon-Fri 8-6)
    Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk or visit our
    Website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk
    Incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60 (24hrs)
    For their list of noxious or invasive non-native plants, see these web pages: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/ media/ 1725/ managing-invasive-non-native-plants.pdf
    Or: http://www.ukwildlife.com/ index.php/ wildlife-countryside-act-1981/ schedule-9/ schedule-9-part-2/

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:16, Wednesday 8 September 2021

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