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Missing Parking Bay Signage

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 12:55, Sunday 10 February 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The sign indicating the EO residents parking bay is missing. It's the bay that is outside numbers 61 to 69 East Avenue. One car in particular, a large blue BMW saloon, has been using the bay for weeks now without a residents or visitors parking permit and parking badly to block 2 spaces, i.e parking at the end of the bay. It does not get a ticket because of the missing sign - I asked a parking warden why the car was not getting a ticket earlier today. The car is also often parked very badly, for the last 5 days has been parked in the bay, unnecessarily leaving just more than a 1m gap to the end of the bay, so blocking enough room to mean only 3 cars can park in the bay and not the usual 4 cars that fit if all 4 park well. We've lived here since 2012 and this has been the norm. This is having a knock on effect on residents as 1 car was parked on the edge of the next parking bay and didn't fit, so was half on double yellow lines and received a parking ticket. Of course there's no excuse for parking on double yellow lines, but if a badly parked car is taking up 2 spaces this is reducing the options for the volume of legal parking spaces that those of us paying for residents permits have previously enjoyed. I have had to walk from Morrell Avenue in the rain and dark with many bags and 2 young children, so this is pretty annoying for me personally. Could this sign be replaced as a matter of urgency please? Surely there will be more neighbours than me noticing this obvious parking menace, and feeling disgruntled. Thank so much in advance and for all you do! Best wishes

Council ref: ENQ19826139

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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 13:00, Sunday 10 February 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Unfortunately this is one of several missing signs in the area, of which only a few were reported to us.

    To make the most efficient use of resources we have added this sign to the others we have discovered.

    These signs have now been manufactured and it is hoped to install these within the next couple of weeks.

    However, road markings and signs with safety implications will continue to have a priority which could delay the actual implementation date as has already been the case.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:01, Wednesday 13 February 2019

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