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The footpath needs clearing as we have to walk on the road to avoid the nettles etc. Dangerous for all with on coming traffic

Reported via desktop anonymously at 16:56, Wednesday 20 October 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

The path has continuus issues and I am having to report it regularly . Needs adding to schedule to ensure this is managed

Council ref: ENQ21908175

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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 16:57, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the Cumnor Road B4017, by Mayfield Road, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:20, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Photos 3 and 4.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:23, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the Cumnor Road B4017, by Mayfield Road, see photos, and assessed the issue that you have identified. I have cut back his overgrown vegetation, see photos 3 and 4. I am therefore closing this report.

    In reply to your comment 'Needs adding to schedule to ensure this is managed'. Please understand that there is no 'schedule' of regular annual works. We have a limited annual budget for cutting back vegetation growing from all the thousands of verges in the County. Those that are reported, or noted, are placed/logged onto a list of HATER (vegetation) jobs that are assessed for inclusion in future programmed works, subject to there being no conflicting works and sufficient funds. We continue to monitor these reported sites during our routine inspections.

    I noted that, at this site, the larger vegetation had been cut back earlier in the summer and that the stinging nettles etc. were growing from recent deposits of fallen leaves. Street cleaning of the footway and carriageway (including these decomposing fallen leaves etc.) is the responsibility of the Vale of White Horse District Council.
    Contact them at:
    Web Address: http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/
    Tel: 01235 422422 (Text phone users add 18001 before you dial)
    Email: enquiries@whitehorsedc.gov.uk
    Web Page: REPORTIT (whitehorsedc.gov.uk)
    Or contact Biffa, their street cleaning contractors, directly at:
    Tel: 0300 0610610

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:00, Tuesday 26 October 2021

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