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Great fire risk/hazard by residents flytipping!

Reported via desktop in the Flytipping category anonymously at 13:01, Mon 19 October 2020

Sent to West Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later

The residents at the bottom of Burwell Meadow decided to remove the bushes from their parking area to make their parking look nice! This has all been flytipped into the public highway next to their car parking area. This is blocking a turnaround area for all properties that live in this cul-de-sac and large vehicles and the bin lorry cannot use this turnaround area now! This is now a major problem for all residents living here. On Saturday evening some youths/teenagers tried to set fire to the flytipped bushes and when they were asked to stop they were verbally abusive but did finally leave but said they would be back! This is a major fire risk/hazard due to people not thinking about their actions!

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  • Why not tell those neighbours to get rid of THEIR littering/ fly tipping ? Why should other people have to pay for their antisocial behaviour ?

    Posted anonymously at 19:52, Mon 19 October 2020

  • Your facts are wrong. Initially the wall was damaged so Highways repaired it and trimmed the bushes back. Over the years the bushes have regrown and the residents have had to park on the roads instead of their now obscured parking spaces. The reason that the bushes were cleared was that due to the 4 residents parking on the road opposite, a delivery lorry had to drive up on the kerb breaking a manhole cover, this was repaired. A neighbour and one resident cleared the bushes to get the 4 parking spaces back and cut back the growth over the path. They left the pile and contacted Highways to remove the rubbish as it was too much for a household garden waste bin. Highways said get in touch with Fix My Street, who investigated but said that it not their responsibility but WODC. WODC came out to look and said it was Highways responsibility. As it still had not been cleared weeks later, the neighbour again contacted Highways and is still waiting for a reply. It is interesting to note that only one of the four residents offered to help and no one has offered to put just a small amount in their bins to help the pile go down.

    Posted anonymously at 08:45, Mon 7 December 2020

  • The debris from vegetation in the public footpath north of where the wall was repaired is OCC's responsibility as the highway authority.

    The debris from the vegetation south of the boundary wall belongs to Witney Town Council, who own that land.

    Any debris which was rooted north of the boundary wall (in the residents' parking spaces) belongs to those residents's (or their landlord).

    Regardless of who owned what, it's a pity whoever dumped it in the highway was so selfish.

    Under the Highways Act 1980, TVP can issue fines for obstructing the highway, as can OCC. WODC can prosecute fly tippers.

    Posted anonymously at 13:21, Tue 22 December 2020

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