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Hogarth Place in Abingdon ‘untidy’ says resident

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 27, 2022

A SERIES of roads in Abingdon have been criticised for being untidy by a resident living in the area.

Hogarth Place, which consists of about three streets coming off one main one, is located in South Abingdon next to the River Thames.

A resident living in one of the roads has criticised the area for being untidy and hopes the Sovereign Housing Association programme, Your Community Your Choice, will help transform the place.

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The programme, which has been running for three years, allows residents to submit ideas to improve public spaces.

Oxford Mail: UNTIDY: Hogarth Place in Abingdon criticised by resident for being untidy. Picture by Google Maps.UNTIDY: Hogarth Place in Abingdon criticised by resident for being untidy. Picture by Google Maps.

It recently carried out a £33.4k transformation for residents living in Brookside, Collingwood Close, Gainsborough Green and Nicholson House in Abingdon.

The Hogarth Place resident, who has chosen to stay anonymous, said: “[The programme] must have worked hard spending £33k. Maybe they would spare a few pounds sorting out Hogarth Place.

“There are boats are being repaired in front gardens, I don’t mean row boats, work trucks blocking paths and the owners live [elsewhere] as well as a truck with trawler being parked here when the owner lives [somewhere else].

“There are weeds six foot by three foot growing out of the gardens of Saxton Road and cars and vans are always blocking path.”

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They added: “The whole place is a mess but because it’s backed on water I don’t suppose anything will be done.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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