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A Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings problem has been found

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:01, Fri 1 June 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Customer is requesting for the road marking, or signage to indicate dangerous and sharp bend to the main road.

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  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:03, Tue 19 June 2018

  • The arrow on the map shows Lowell Place as a residential cul de sac. This would not be considered a dangerous or sharp bend warranting warning signs. Residents should know the area and drive accordingly.

    Posted anonymously at 13:27, Tue 19 June 2018

  • A fair amount of people who park here during the day are not residents. They are also unlikely to be aware of the cul-de-sac which is awkward for vehicles, but it's dangerous for pedestrians, especially children.

    Your response suggests that you haven't visited the location and are judging only base on the map.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:53, Tue 19 June 2018

  • I have visited this location several times. Speeds are low and due care needs to be exercised by all users. Non residents using this road would be unfamiliar with the location and as such should drive with due care as one would in any unfamiliar circumstance.

    Posted anonymously at 15:08, Tue 19 June 2018

  • Thaks for the prompt reply.

    Indeed, one should drive carefully, but more often than not people drive at higher speeds than you'd expect – especially driving out of the road. Some form of traffic calming (even a small speed bump) or a mirror so it's possible to see if a vehicle is coming, would certainly help.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Tue 19 June 2018

  • This report has been closed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:19, Wed 20 June 2018

  • My original report also included a request for something to be done regarding the parking opposite the entrance into the cul-de-sac. It's a tight corner and to drive out you have to mount the pavement. When cars are park directly opposite, like in the attached photos, it's far more difficult.

    A double yellow line or at least the 'Keep Clear' area like in a couple of other spots on this road would help.

    Thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Wed 20 June 2018

  • It's also worth mentioning that an ambulance van wasn't able to make the turn into the cul-de-sac when there was a car parked there.

    Posted anonymously at 17:46, Wed 20 June 2018

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:09, Wed 4 July 2018

  • Thanks for the update.

    Which is the 'relevant team' – could you provide the team name and some contact detail and when you say future, what does that actually mean?

    Thanks!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:35, Wed 4 July 2018

  • You were provided with an answer by the appropriate team on 19 June - this was the Traffic Team. Please do not keep opening this report, their answer was provided to you on 19 June. I'm repeating it here for you in case you haven't read it "I have visited this location several times. Speeds are low and due care needs to be exercised by all users. Non residents using this road would be unfamiliar with the location and as such should drive with due care as one would in any unfamiliar circumstance" If you are not happy with this please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0345 310 11 11 and ask to speak to the Traffic Team for the North Area, Communities. Many thanks.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:06, Thu 5 July 2018

  • I've read it, thanks for the phone number.

    However, my question (posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018 with attachments) which refers to the tight turn corner wasn't answered.

    To remind you, due to on-street parked vehicles neither ambulance, fire engine and often just normal vans (deliveries etc.) can't make the turn. Even in a car, to drive out, requires manoeuvring, which isn't great.

    Thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Thu 5 July 2018

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:56, Mon 23 July 2018

  • I've checked with the local fire dept. in Witney. They are familiar with the corner and have mentioned that access to the properties in the cul-de-sac is hard as is, and impossible when a vehicle is parked there. They don't have vehicles smaller than the standard fire engine truck. They also mentioned that the hose they use should be long enough to reach the property, but that obviously is far from ideal in the case of an actual emergency.

    As for "This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works." I can't really accept this as an answer because it's too vague and it only feels like postponing anything being done or even considered – what is the relevant team you mention and when (as in, an actual at least tentative date) are they going to consider and what?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:48, Mon 23 July 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed. I have issued an instruction to our lining contractor to provide a keep clear marking across the full width of the junction. No guarantees of when it will be done and it is dependent on funding being available... but a plan has been issued!

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Mon 23 July 2018

  • Hello,

    I've noticed several new Keep Clear markings around Witney and am wondering why this one hasn't been done yet? Please provide an update on the date of when this will actually be done.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Wednesday 27 February 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works. Still on the lining list for when we get our new maintenance budget. Cannot make any promises due to other higher priorities but it is still on the list.

    Posted anonymously at 08:23, Thursday 28 February 2019

  • At this point, nearly a year since the original post which was in a different thread, after we had another ambulance having to go further down the road to turn around in order to be able to access the cul-de-sac (and do the same on the way out) and sinceI live with an ex-cancer patient I can't really accept this as the answer.

    We need to have a date and I will keep reopening this issue until that date has been provided. In the meantie I am also looking for some legal help in order to get this done.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Thursday 28 February 2019

  • Hello,

    Please could you provide an update on this issue – we need to have a date.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 09:50, Monday 13 May 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 10:15, Monday 13 May 2019

  • Hello,

    It's now been well over a year – please provide us with the date when this issue is scheduled to be fixed.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 11:08, Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed. We cannot provide a specific date as the work will be programmed in for when the lining contractor is working in the area. But it remains on the list

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted anonymously at 12:08, Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Thanks for the update.

    There are works in the area right now, so you could (if it is indeed on the list) schedule it to be fixed – please provide us with a date.

    Thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 13:15, Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Given it's actioned to be fixed, is "the list" accessbile / visible online?

    Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 13:21, Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Our contractor has been instructed and I will send a reminder.

    Posted anonymously at 14:18, Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Hello,

    I've not heard from you regarding the list or the date – please let us know when is the issue actioned to be fixed.

    Thanks!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:53, Monday 24 June 2019

  • As I said...we cannot provide a specific date as the work will be programmed in for when the lining contractor is working in the area. But it remains on the list. The contractor has a large backlog to work through, many of which are higher priority. Much of the town centre has been done recently but there clearly remains a lot more to do.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 23:18, Monday 24 June 2019

  • We have been asking for this relatively small job for a year and a half and have been patient. At this stage, we either need a date a reasonable time frame, or provide us with "the list" so we can get a rough sense of timing.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 10:16, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Also, this has definiterly NOT been fixed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Apologies... not fixed!

    Posted anonymously at 11:23, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Hello,

    It's been another week without any updates. Please provide us withthe date.

    We shall be posting requests on a daily basis from now on.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 10:20, Friday 5 July 2019

  • As I said...we cannot provide a specific date as the work will be programmed in for when the lining contractor is working in the area. But it remains on the list.

    Posted anonymously at 11:06, Friday 5 July 2019

  • The lining contractors have certainly been several times in the area since this was first requested – unless you actually schedule it (and scheduling, by definition, does involve setting dates) you can't provide a date. So please, do schedule it.

    Until then, we'll be reminding you of this issue on a daily basis.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 14:30, Friday 5 July 2019

  • As I said...we cannot provide a specific date as the work will be programmed in for when the lining contractor is working in the area. But it remains on the list.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted anonymously at 16:08, Friday 5 July 2019

  • Hello,

    I've been busy yesterday and didn't get to send you a reminder – how's that date coming?

    Also, since there's nothing been done regarding this issue for over a year, there's no proof that it has been indeed added to the list or that "the list" ,in fact, even exists, please don't keep "closing" or "resolving" it.

    Thanks!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:20, Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • This request has been actioned and will be done in due course. Re opening this thread will not bring it about any quicker and diverts officer time from dealing with other equally important issues.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 13:20, Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • I don't mean to be a pain, but this issue hasn't seen even a minimum of progress since over a year ago when it was first posted. It certainly isn't "fixed" – please don't change the status.

    Until we have a date and there's actual progress, we'll keep it open with a daily reminders.

    Thanks.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:31, Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • This request has been actioned and will be done in due course. Re opening this thread will not bring it about any quicker and diverts officer time from dealing with other equally important issues.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 14:56, Tuesday 9 July 2019

  • Hello and thank you for changing the status to "Action scheduled".

    While we appreciate the gesture, this issue was once already "Action scheduled". It was almost a year ago and, as you can see, nothing has been done.

    For this reason, while this status does kind of feel like being closer to the issue actually being resolved, we'd still like to have an actual date (or a reasonable date range) of when this has indeed been scheduled for.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 15:15, Wednesday 10 July 2019

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    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:05, Tuesday 16 July 2019

  • Unbelievable the lenghts you'll go not to get it fixed.

    This issue has been posted more than a year ago and has beeen "closed", "fixed" and delayed in various ways so many times. With this, it feels like we're starting from scratch. Should we have to, we'll repost the entire conversation again with screenshots containing our comments and your replies all over again.

    In the meantime, we're "opening" this one as it obviousely wasn't fixed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 08:45, Wednesday 17 July 2019

  • This request has been actioned and will be done in due course. Re opening this thread will not bring it about any quicker and diverts officer time from dealing with other equally important issues.

    Posted anonymously at 09:16, Wednesday 17 July 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 09:18, Wednesday 17 July 2019

  • > This request has been actioned and will be done in due course.

    It's been well over a year and yet another week without even having a date – when something is "scheduled" that usually involves a date, even a provisional one.

    It's also another week where you've change the status to "fixed", yet again, and so on. What does "due course" really mean? Can we have a date or a reasonable date range?

    Because of the parked vehicles, the access isn't only restricted to residents but also emmergency services. A couple of times earlier this year the ambulance could not make the turn on the way out but had to turn the opposite direction and come back – in case of an emergency where every moment is crucial, this would have a significant impact.

    Also, Witney Fire Department doesn't have small vehicles so in case of a fire emmergency, with a vehicle parked on the corner, they wouldn't be able to make the turn at all.

    Placing "Keep Clear" markings would significantly reduce the chance of any of these scenarios happening. A doubble yellow line would eliminate it entirely.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Friday 19 July 2019

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