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Should this be maintained by council or us

Reported via mobile in the Footways and Pavement damage category anonymously at 10:41, Wednesday 3 April 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

This small strip of land is in between the pavement and the assumed boundary of our front garden (house number 13) The other ‘strips’ on our side are all turfed, but ours has historically been tarmac’d at some point. On the other side of the road the owners’ gardens go right up to the pavement, so who owns this strip of land on our side and why is it there? It is not clear on our deeds - in fact it looks like our front garden boundary goes right up to the footpath, the same as the homes on opposite side. It does not say we have to maintain a verge or footpath in deeds. If it is owned by you, why has it never been maintained? If it is ours, do we need permission to use/maintain it? We have tried to look after it over the years with weeding etc but the tarmac is now in extremely poor condition. I’d prefer it was turfed like all the others (if it is owned by you) as this would be easier for us to maintain. If it is definitely yours but we can adopt it to save you work then please let me know! Many thanks, Jaime

Council ref: ENQ24999697

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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 10:42, Wednesday 3 April 2024

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