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Illegal parking is destroying local rare flora.

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 14:21, Wednesday 20 February 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Lambridge Woods Nearest Post Code RG9 4PD I have been asked by Alison Muldal of Natural England to contact the Traffic Department of the Oxfordshire CC.

The problem that I am concerned with is that of cars parking on the verge of a SSSI woods so that their drivers can go for a walk or take their dogs for a walk in the woods. There has been a very significant increase in parking on the verges of the woodland over the last couple of years.

We wish to reduce this parking on the verges.

Until perhaps a year or so ago there was an informal car park on NT property which was designed to allow people to park there who wanted to walk down to Greys Court which is a few hundred yards away. It was decided that this car park be discontinued and appropriate logs were placed in order to prevent cars from parking there. The closing of the car park was requested by one of the owners of a piece of the woodland who lives adjacent to the woodland and who felt that the presence of these cars was creating a problem.

Leo Jennings of the NT approached me a few weeks ago and told me that the NT were prepared to help with curtailing the number of cars which intrude on the verges of the woodland by placing some bollards along the edge of the road. We have in fact discussed both bollard and substantial tree trunks to keep the car off the verges.

This will not be done on any pat of the national highways.

Council ref: ENQ19827229

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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 14:25, Wednesday 20 February 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Unfortunately we are unable to stop people parking and if we reinstate the verge and they continue to park then this would be a waste of time and an ongoing expensive issue. If you feel they are causing a safety issue or dangerous please report this to the non emergency police on 101 who can help stop this. If you wish for bollards to be installed then you can visit our website and all details will be there for you to read. We ask for the person requesting the bollards fund them and/or ask the Parish Council to help within funding if they approve and agree with the bollards. I hope this helps. Regards TM

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 21:44, Monday 18 March 2019

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