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Speeding due to eroded road signage etc

Reported anonymously at 09:28, Thursday 21 February 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council 2 minutes later

My husband and I have contact S.Oxon Council before but never received a response. We're two of many people hoping that something can be done about the eroding road surface and lack of sufficient safety road signage as you make your way down the Wallingford Road to reach Goring Primary School, before a child is involved in a car accident. The section of the Wallingford Road between the junction with Springhill Road and Elvendon Road is particularly bad, and with over one third of children at the school living on these roads, improvements to speed control and the pavement would make a huge impact. Attempts have been made by the school PTA (e.g. raising money to put up a 20 mph flashing light to try to slow the speeding traffic but these have been turned off). There are no speed calming measures along this stretch of the road - so most drivers pick up speed down the hill (akin to a car 'ski jump'!). All the road painting has worn away so they plough on past the school at well over 40mph with complete indifference. I would challenge anyone to even know a school is there. You could make a lot of money here with a speed camera! Hedges along this section also encroach on the already narrow/uneven pavement. This means parents trying to protect their kids regularly get knocked by the wing mirrors of the cars who have got funnelled into the eroded channel of tarmac at the kerb side. All in all, it's a really sad situation that I'm hoping you can help us with before something tragic happens. I would be very happy to help in any way I can. Please let me know what you think. Many thanks in advance. Ali

Council ref: ENQ19827272

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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 09:30, Thursday 21 February 2019

  • Thank you for your report and apologies for the delay in response, we will make contact directly with you to understand the matter further.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:08, Thursday 4 July 2019

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