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Re: your response to ENQ19839716

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 15:01, Thursday 21 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I was disappointed, but not entirely surprised by your response to my report last week about painting the warning triangle and white line on the corner of Beverley Close and Wootton Road. I cannot see how, when cars are virtually permanently parked there, your operatives will be able to repaint the triangle, or put a line in place. This could go on for an eternity. Are the white line painters aware that it needs to be done? What happens if they are never in the vicinity when there is a space over the triangle?

The constant line of parked vehicles also prevent the agreed new white line being painted unless you are proactive in some way. Can we be assured that this work has been added to the schedule this time, to be done in the next financial year? In the meantime pedestrians and cyclists continue to be at risk, also any unsuspecting motorist who might be involved in a collision. Now that the report has been marked "investigation complete" I trust that does not mean that it is closed. I shall be watching with hope and interest.

Council ref: ENQ20865535

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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 15:02, Thursday 21 May 2020

  • We visited this site again yesterday, there was a car parked on the give way triangle at the time so we were unable to refurbish the marking, the crew will try again when in the area or passing. The only way to prevent parking would be the installation of formal waiting restrictions (yellow lines) which involves a long and expensive legal process including full consultation, I regret that Oxfordshire County Council could not fund such a scheme at this time. Under Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 Thames Valley Police are able to move vehicles either causing an obstruction or parked in a dangerous position, I would not consider the vehicle parked yesterday to be committing either offence.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:02, Friday 12 June 2020

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