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Speeding through the village and in particular passing Chestnut Drive.

Reported in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 10:08, Thu 23 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

As a resident of the new builds on Chestnut Drive that specifcakkt face Sutton Wick Lane for 3 years now. I am well placed to comment on the speed issue for this junction. The speed of cars and in particular motorbikes and buses! is a hugely significant concern. There is little to no road markings No speed control measures and a misleading sign that denotes Sutton Wick Lane as the only junction (opposite Chestnut Drive). Trying to cross or pull out of Chestnut Drive is very dangerous due to the volume and speed of vehicles going into Abingdon. Or exiting Abingdon. Surely some speed control measures, a chicane, etc must be considered. A speed camera even? This junction/stretch of road is a significant accident waiting to happen and some preventative speed awareness action must undertaken. Please do not merely close this asking me to call 101. The Police and council have a joint responsibly to ensure our roads are risked assessed and more importantly safe. A speed measuring service was carried out for 20 minutes 2 years ago and that was it! Some further preventive action must be undertaken if only to highlight the dangers.

Council ref: ENQ20870996

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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 10:09, Thu 23 July 2020

  • Dear Mr Barrett,

    We will look into your concerns and will respond as soon as we possibly can. Please note, we are extremely busy at the moment, therefore it might take slightly longer for us to respond then expected.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:29, Tue 28 July 2020

  • No specific update and road/junction remains a serious accident waiting to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 10:47, Thu 20 August 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No update.

    Posted anonymously at 11:50, Thu 17 September 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:22, Thu 15 October 2020

  • No update or interest from any authority,, remains a seriious collision/casualty waiting to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 21:23, Thu 15 October 2020

  • The recent A34 closures and subsequent diversions, brings increased HGV and overnight traffic through the village. This is hugely disruptive but speed is the overarching serious concern. Vehicles continue to speed through the village accelerating as they leave the village past Chestnut Drive, Drayton. No speed awareness is in place at this end if the village despite Thames Valley Police constantly positioning themselves outside the Taylor Wimpey Homes entrance between Kings Street and Preston Road in detctector vans. 1. Where is our site assessment? 2. Why do TVP constantly position themselves at that end of village and where is the data to support that end as opposed to this end? (There is traffic lights and a crusading at that end) 3. Why can't a fixed speed camera, more signage and enforcement be in place at this end of the village? It's a straight road and being treated as a race track. 4. What needs to happen for the local authority to act at this end of the village? 5. Why won't TVP explain there biased towards the Abingdon side of the village? (my emails go unanswered). 6. What steps can residents take to support TVP and the local authority? 7. This junction/road remains a serious risk of injury with speed being the main contractory factor. 8. Children have to cross this road for school buses and horses, dog walkers and families, dangerously navigate this junction constantly as it's a bridal path. . 9. Can I please be contacted about this matter.

    Posted anonymously at 09:07, Wed 18 November 2020

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