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Moonraker Lane constantly blocked by Vehicles Parking on ‘Keep Clear’

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 16:47, Wednesday 4 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

There is an ongoing problem with Moonraker Lane in Bampton, adjacent to the new crossing area.

The ‘Keep Clear’ sign acrosss the entrance to Moonraker Lane is ignored on a continual basis throughout the day due to the convenience of accessing the Co-op.

Parking across this area makes it difficult and sometimes totally impossible to get in and out safely.

This is inconvenient and dangerous, as the view of oncoming traffic is severely restricted by incorrectly parked vehicles.

Moonraker Lane is home to 9 residential properties and 3 businesses, it is only a matter of time before a significant accident happens as a direct result of parked vehicles on the Keep Clear area.

The situation is made worse as the Keep Clear sign has been significantly weathered and needs repainting.

Please, in the interests of safety both for the users of Moonraker Lane and Bampton High Street, could the Keep Clear area be clearly marked, and enforcement carried out both of this and the new double yellow lines.

At present, there is little regard for either due both to poor condition of the road markings and very poor, irregular enforcement.

This is a matter of great urgency to the safety of pedestrians and road users in Bampton.

With kind regards Suzanna Crossley

Council ref: ENQ19849417

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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 16:50, Wednesday 4 December 2019

  • Here is a closer photograph. I have many more I can send through of other vehicles parked on the ‘Keep Clear’.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:51, Wednesday 4 December 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works. This area will be inspected and if the KEEP CLEAR needs refreshingng it will be added to the programme for the 2020/21 budget year although I cannot guarantee exactly when the work will be carried out.

    Traffic enforcement is carried out by West Oxfordshire District Council. You will need to report any incidents of obstruction or illegal parking to them and/or request them to send an Enforcement Officer to Bampton.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:00, Thursday 5 December 2019

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