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Road markings outside village school

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 11:50, Friday 15 February 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

The school is situated down a lane with a residential dwelling at the end. There are various footpaths that lead to the school from different points in the village and adjoining village of Sutton, and a cross hatched yellow box at the top of the lane to keep the lane clear. However the paint on the marked footpath and yellow box is worn and being not observed by drivers as somewhere they cannot park. These areas need to be repainted and the footpath made clearer as it is often now still parked on or blindly reversed over by parents, clearer markings will highlight the potential danger here as drivers do not currently stop at the white line of the footpath before driving down the lane. We also have no yellow zig zag markings anywhere near the school, as I understand most schools use these to safeguard their children. We are also undergoing some development in the village, I believe 80 houses and the pub reopening this year will add to the volume of traffic and exacerbate this already dangerous issue. People are parking carelessly and this is endangering pedestrians especially children around the school at peak times. A 20 mph zone is not enforced currently so clearer road markings could help with this as well, or the extention of this zone. I believe that also the 2 new developments will require footpaths to lead into the village school/pub/church/parks etc and this may present an opportunity to complete all jobs as one bringing down public cost. I look forward to hearing from you, and any help you can offer to help keep the children in our village safe from harm.

Council ref: ENQ19826831

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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 11:50, Friday 15 February 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works - added to the lining maintenance schedule for this year.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:10, Tuesday 2 April 2019

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