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Concrete blocks placed on grass highway

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:55, Sunday 19 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Concrete blocks have recently been placed on the highway outside number 101 Drayton Road. These are a health and safety risk to small children who often use the area to and from school. Sometimes they are on scooters or bikes and if they do not see the blocks they could be badly injured. These are also hazardous to the blind and partially sighted and at night it would be very difficult to see these causing a severe trip hazard. They are also unsightly and dangerous for any emergency service vehicles should they require access to adjoining properties. The placement of these blocks also contravene the highways laws.

Council ref: ENQ20854261

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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 12:00, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • What a brilliant idea, I walk along here everyday and as can be seen on some of the nearby properties, vehicles have churned up the grass so that it is a slip and trip hazard and dangerous. I noticed these blocks, they are easy to see and means that the grass is now being protected, more people should do the same

    Posted anonymously at 16:55, Wednesday 22 January 2020

  • Similar Blocks are not Hazardous or dangerous and are being used on several of the verges in Gainsborough Green and the entrance to the Hyde to prevent the Grass verges from being turned into unsightly muddy Trenches that are a greater hazard to children and people who are blind or Partially sighted They are only Hazardous to Vehicles driven by uncaring people who have no respect for the environment who think it is OK to Park on these verges, which I believe also contravene the highways laws. I cut the Grass and ensure it does not encroach on the Pavement. Note it has always been and still is my intention to paint these blocks white to make them more visible.

    Posted by Eric Clark at 12:44, Friday 24 January 2020

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council. A letter will be sent to the resident.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:44, Monday 10 February 2020

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