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Over grown tree blocking street light

Reported in the Trees category by R J Martin at 22:02, Wed 1 July 2015

Sent to West Oxfordshire District Council 2 minutes later

I have been written to to say the street light at the back of my drive can not be maintained due to over growing trees. I have contacted Cottsway housing who owns the area several months ago but nothing has happened.

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  • Thank you for the update and for your persistence with Cottsway Housing. OCC Street Lighting will also chase Cottsway and apply some pressure to get the street light maintenance hatch cleared of foliage.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:36, Thu 2 July 2015

  • Despite someone trimmings bushes around this tree - tree still over grown covering street light. Been goung on since November last year.

    Posted by R J Martin at 23:54, Wed 22 July 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:08, Fri 31 July 2015

  • Still waiting for trees to be maintained. They have not been done for at least 10 years and I have reported this problem since November last year. It was started as the maintainence could not be carried out at the back of the property owned by Cottsway Housing Association. They have been contacted several times about the trees at the front of the houses too. But nothing has been done.

    Posted by R J Martin at 13:08, Fri 31 July 2015

  • Unfortunately as the trees are owned by Cottsway Housing we are unable to go in and just cut them back, however, I will ask our inspector to take a look to see if there is anything we can do in the meantime to alleviate the issue of the street light being covered by foliage.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:23, Fri 31 July 2015

  • Still nothing has been done here.

    Posted anonymously at 22:34, Mon 3 August 2015

  • As advised on the 31 july our inspector will attend when next in area to see if there is anything we are able to do to help alleviate the situation.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:06, Tue 4 August 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:07, Sun 30 August 2015

  • Still nothing done to this tree over growing the street light..... Please get this sorted Asaph.

    Posted anonymously at 08:08, Sat 19 September 2015

  • Unfortunately these trees are the ownership of Cottsway Housing

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:21, Mon 21 September 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:01, Sun 27 September 2015

  • You can but I feel Cottsway are trying to avoid it.

    Posted by R J Martin at 16:01, Sun 27 September 2015

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