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Low Trees Head Injury Risk

Reported via Android in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 09:47, Wednesday 24 May 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Several low leaning trees that are now at head height for both walkers and cyclists. The whole area needs a good cut back.

Council ref: ENQ23962952

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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 09:48, Wednesday 24 May 2023

  • The photos were taken on Thursday June 15th 2023. The tree branch has dropped closer to the ground since the initial report was made. The photos were taken at head height. It is not possible to cycle along this stretch without having to lower your head. This stretch of the cycle path is sloped and consequently is a fast section when travelling towards Oxford with no barriers between the cycle path and major trunk road. If a cyclist were to collide with this tree branch the cyclist would fall into the traffic lane of the A40 with traffic arriving from behind with the potential for very serious injuries. Whilst the tree is probably the responsibility of the adjoining landowner, can the landowner be pressured into making this section of the cycle path safe for cyclist before a serious accident occurs. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 22:19, Thursday 15 June 2023

  • Landowners and occupiers are required to trim any hedge on their property that is next to the public highway where the growth is preventing the passage, or affecting the safety, of the highway user. In this instance the highway does appear to be obstructed ¬†from full use. The land/property owner will be contacted and if action is not untaken we will follow up accordingly.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:31, Thursday 3 August 2023

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