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Barbed wire being used on fence at domestic premises

Reported via desktop anonymously at 16:56, Mon 9 November 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2379141.

The residents at No: 19 Clapcot Way have attached barbed wire to their rear boundry fence at a height of under six foot from the ground which is adjoining a public footpath at the rear of the premises causing the area to look more like a farm yard than a public footpath, it is dangerous and unsightly. Section 164 of the Highways Act 1980 says that barbed wire on land adjoining a public highway must not cause a nuisance to humans or animals using the highway. Anything placed below 2.4 metres high will usually be deemed to be causing a nuisance and the local authority can issue a notice demanding its removal.

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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, Mon 9 November 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:57, Sun 13 December 2020

  • This problem was reported on 9th November 2020 but nothing has been done, the problem still exists.

    Posted anonymously at 16:20, Sunday 10 January 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:42, Monday 11 January 2021

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