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Overgrown hedge

Reported via mobile in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 15:24, Thu 29 September 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Please cut the hedge in Watlington Road in Benson. As is obvious from the attached photos the hedge has grown tremendously during the summer particularly as it wasn’t cut back during the winter. My garden is suffering and doesn’t get enough light and the soil is getting so dry as the hedge is taking all the moisture as it’s so tall. I requested earlier in the year to see to this problem but was told the council would keep an eye on it. I see that the farmers in the vicinity have started cutting back their hedges, so the nesting period is obviously over and the work can be carried out safely. Thanks for your help,.

Council ref: ENQ22934628

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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 15:24, Thu 29 September 2022

  • We have investigated your report and have done the following:

    Unfortunately as the vegetation doesn't restrict the footpath or carriageway. I am afraid it will not be cut back.

    Thank you

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:39, Thu 29 September 2022

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