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Large 50cm by 30cm deep potholes, recurring from last year after poor-quality mending. Section of road up to main road in serious need of resurfacing. Although a side road this is a heavy-use section of road: daily milk and delivery lorries to farm plus pub patrons and residents’ vehicles.

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 20:02, Mon 17 December 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Major recurring problem: reported every year. Mends have been cheap and minimal. Heavy usage road with large farm vehicles lorries and pub patrons. Time for a 300m section of new tarmac

Council ref: ENQ18821799

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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 20:05, Mon 17 December 2018

  • This problem is getting worse and the potholes are becoming unavoidable. I have just spent over £500 on repairing my suspension, for which I am claiming, and don't want to have to do it all again. This piece of road has been bad for years and definitely needs taking up and re-surfacing.

    Posted anonymously at 13:13, Fri 28 December 2018

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    Thank you for agreeing to investigate this. Here are updated photos, also to illustrate that this is a single -track road (but with heavy lorry and tractor use). My feeling after reporting this stretch for several years and looking at the puckering and cracking of the tarmac generally is that the problem is getting worse each year despite repeated repairs, and that heavy frosts this year will leave huge damage in their wake. The repairs which have been done are always just tamped-down loose tarmac which simply fills the holes. There is no wider cutting out and what is put in quickly breaks up.

    Expensive and disruptive though it may be I fear the only lasting solution is to resurface about 100m of road. The residents and businesses could probably provide advice on logistics to adopt while the work is being done (this is the only road out of the village but there are possible solutions). Text 07867804625 for advice on this.

    Posted anonymously at 12:13, Sat 29 December 2018

  • Residents agree the problem is now very very serious. Please provide an update of intention to and date of repair on this site. Surveyors looking at the Cumnor to Appleton Road six weeks ago, whose attention was drawn to the state of the Eaton side road, agreed that it needed attention as urgently as the main road. The latter has now been fixed but we have no news of the now more serious problems on our side road. Injuries or car damage will undoubtedly occur if nothing happens. Please let us know!

    Posted by David Hine at 20:17, Mon 25 February 2019

  • It is now the end of March and nothing has been repaired. The original report was 17th December, it has now been over 14 weeks and the road is deteriorating badly. Please repair urgently before any more damage is done to vehicles or injury.

    Posted anonymously at 13:31, Thu 28 March 2019

  • This problem remains and causes a hazard weekly to my horses along with other users of this stretch of road. My horse trailer cannot pass smoothly over this stretch of the road and causes them risk of falling and injury every week.

    Posted anonymously at 16:59, Sat 27 April 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We have looked at it and found that it was a duplicate of an issue reported by another customer.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:00, Mon 19 October 2020

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