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Blocked paths are a common problem at this time of year as trees and bushes reach peak growth – and in Oughtibridge it’s putting kids at risk.

Gaynor Fillingham, of Clough Grove, says the vegetation on Station Lane is forcing people, including young children, to walk at the very edge of the kerb.

There’s no crossing and it’s a very busy road.

She added: “I’m not certain who owns the land where all these bushes are protruding from but it’s getting worse and becoming more of a danger. There’s even blackberry bushes growing there now! There are lots of children that live on my estate who need to use that pavement to walk to school and the shops.

“You helped three years ago with the same problem and got results within one week.”


An enforcement notice has been issued by Sheffield City Council.

And if the work isn’t done in a fortnight the authority will do the work and bill the owner.

A spokeswoman said: “Private owners have a responsibility to ensure vegetation doesn’t cause a problem. As soon as we learned of the problem we acted swiftly in issuing an enforcement notice.”

Report problems to the council by phone at 0114 273 4567 or online: