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The verge is unmanaged and overgrown

Reported via desktop anonymously at 11:51, Thursday 23 September 2021

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Council ref: ENQ21906083

YOUR verge is overgrown with Virginia Creeper and wild Ivy and Brambles. I have told you it is NOT from the property adjacent, however you do not agree with my statement. In the pictures attached you can CLEARLY see the problem is NOT on the adjacent property, but is EFFECTING the property. Your visit on the 21st clearly did not look at the same place, or is incorrect. As stated, we have spent a lot of money and time clearing OUR property, but our wall/fence/trees are being damaged by unmanaged parasitic plants on YOUR grass verge.

Council ref: ENQ21906102

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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 11:51, Thursday 23 September 2021

  • More pictures

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:56, Thursday 23 September 2021

  • Thank you for your report. As the adjacent landowner, you are responsible for the vegetation on BOTH sides of your wall/fence. This is a boundary feature of which you have a responsibility to maintain. (on both sides). We do not clear private vegetation and we do not automatically clear undergrowth on verges, except where public use of the highway is affected, which as previously discussed, in this case, it is not affected. Based upon these facts, Oxfordshire County council will not be acting at this time. For more information regarding how we look after roadside vegetation, please visit our website at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ trees-hedges-and-ditches Regards.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:09, Monday 27 September 2021

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