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Gallos Brook Structure Blocks Footpath

Reported in the Drainage category by Marc Thielke at 22:54, Tuesday 7 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Inside our 30mph zone on Camp Road at the east end of Heyford Park Village on the south side of Camp Road we have one of only two ways for people to walk to the countryside. On the east end of Camp Road we have a nice 2m wide verge going to the Bridleway at the end of Camp Road.

Unfortunately this brick structure blocks that walk route and forces pedestrians out into Camp Road. We have 1000 completed homes in the village now and between 5000-8000 cars, HGV and buses traveling this route every day. It is not safe to have people waking in the road around this stream structure.

This old brick structure was hit by a car and is broken and the old pipe guard rail is completely detached from the brick. Only the little wooden fence and Armco barrier keeps people from falling in.

I don’t accept it is too expensive or premature to cap Gallos Brook here and build a retaining wall downstream. We can not wait 3-10 years for that to happen either as road improvement and masterplans evolve. Please help us put in an improved crossing here by spring 2021. Even a landscape timber footbridge would help save lives.

Council ref: ENQ20869922

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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 22:54, Tuesday 7 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found nothing in the verge location pinned and described that would be causing an obstruction other then a small road works warning sign that needs to be there until the works begin. This report is now closed. regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:58, Thursday 16 July 2020

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