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Byway sign smashed

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 19:38, Sunday 24 March 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Dear Sir/Madam

I think your readers might like to know about a problem that could potentially lead to a tragedy.

Abbey Rugby club have for many many years raised funds for various charitys and helped the community,, and I admire them for the work, however for years and years people try to get to Abbey Rugby Club via Chalkhouse Green Lane, this Lane as you may know turns into a restricted BYWAY, (no motor vehicles) and then a track that is only suitable for walkers and horseriders.

Every sunday without fail cars ignore the Byway sign and attempt to go down the track and then they get stuck, three weeks ago it was a non emergency ambulance that was on route to Abbey, two weeks ago one of the many cars that make the same mistake following some misguided sat nav, ran over a dog while reversing and didn't stop!

This sunday the air ambulance had to attend Abbey Rugby club, the emergency ambulance was directed down……..chalkhouse green lane, I would estimate at least 10 minutes passed before it managed to head back in the right direction, I hope those 10 minutes where not critical to the poor person waiting for help at Abbey.

Why are there no big clear signs at the start of Chalkhouse green lane saying NO ACCESS to Abbey rugby club, WHY don't the club put a bit note on their website?

Council ref: ENQ19829973

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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 19:40, Sunday 24 March 2019

  • Thank you for your report. This report has been passed to the countryside Team for further investigation. web/ standardmap.aspx

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:42, Thursday 4 April 2019

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