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107/109 Marlborough Road, Grandpont, Oxford

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:33, Monday 17 June 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Double bay disable parking space outside 107/109 Marlborough Road, Grandpont, Oxford. This problem then was that parking officers were reluctant to enforce as there was only one plate for the two spaces which, at the time, were narked with a dividing line. Council decided simply to have the line removed. That was effective until about a month ago when a warden came (No 338) to enforce and ticket a car which was not displaying a disabled badge.

He was very reluctant to do so as he maintained that, despite there clearly being two disabled spaces so marked on the tarmac, there was only the one plate on a post (actually the lamp post - see the picture) which is to the left of the two spaces. He maintained, probably correctly(?), that the plate should be on a dedicated post in the middle of the two spaces, i.e. on the boundary line between the two houses, and where the erased white line used to be that marked two bays!I am writing to request that action is taken as he suggested to re-site a post with the plate so that there is no doubt for wardens as to the validity of enforcement action being taken against illegal parking in the two marked bays. I know that both my two disabled neighbours would welcome such reassurance.

Council ref: ENQ19835583

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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 10:35, Monday 17 June 2019

  • Although the Department for Transports standards states that one sign in the middle of a bay less than 30 m "should be sufficient" it actually specifies that a sign should not be more than 15 m from the end of a bay, which is clearly the case for this 12 m bay. Therefore the signing appears to conform to the standards. However, I have contacted the County Councils Parking team to seek their views on this interpretation.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:56, Monday 17 June 2019

  • The parking enforcement team have now confirmed that there should be no issue with enforcement.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:33, Thursday 20 June 2019

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