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No dropped kerb

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 12:19, Wednesday 5 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

As I explained to your colleague on the phone, the streets of Thame are not accessible for disabled people. My father is 86 , had polio as a child, and uses a mobility scooter. He cannot cross wellington street, so crosses east street, goes into the hospital car park, out the other side and crosses there. This is simply not safe The crossing by the cross keys pub is available but unsafe due to limited visibility due to the new flats that were built out, and poor drivers. Almost everyone here drives the front side of the mini roundabout! I now have front and back dashcam in my car as have so nearly been hit many many times

Further my father cannot get on his scooter to my house. This may be a blessing for me, but not for him. I have no proper footpath to my road bar an unmarked pedestrian alley that is closed to him due to bike chicanes. I will not let him ride along the ring road to get to me, as again many drivers speed, and have no lane discipline.

I would welcome the highway inspector to come and meet dad, and go out on his scooter with him. I can arrange liability insurance for this.

Dad has only had the scooter for 6 months, and has already had to have it repaired as ALL the pavements in Thame are poor. And he had rattled out the bolts under his scooter.

Fix this all please. ASAP. Or I will take the matter further under the disability discrimination act Thank you

Council ref: ENQ20856559

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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 12:21, Wednesday 5 February 2020

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:21, Monday 10 February 2020

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