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Highway sign overhanging pavement - Health & Safety

Reported anonymously at 10:13, Tuesday 16 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 2 minutes later

There was recently an accident involving a young mother, who was walking along the south side of Faringdon Road with a child in a buggy and another child walking. As she was watching her children she inadvertently walked into the highways sign (which indicates the roundabout). She cut her head and was very shocked (local residents tended to her). The pavement is narrow here and the sign is located so that it overhangs the pavement. There have been several incidences of people banging their heads in this way. Could the sign be moved further onto the verge which is much wider than the pavement.

Council ref: ENQ19838002

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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 10:15, Tuesday 16 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time. The sign is more than the required distance from the path, so if you had to use the grass to walk on, that's the responsibility of the owner of Limes House, as their conifer hedge is so overgrown its encroaching the footpath. Please claim against the home owner.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:24, Tuesday 23 July 2019

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