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Pedestrians using road due to building works: conflict/safety issue due to hedges/trees

Reported via iOS in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 20:15, Saturday 19 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Major building works/site at old Toys-R-Us sees pedestrians using road at this location. It would help safety greatly if overhanging trees/hedges were cut hard back, the more so with darker evenings and faulty lights on the Wickes/Aldi car park..

The lights appear to be unmaintained: ‘day-lighters’, no wonder the lights fail.. many do not work at any time of day.. I assume they are private car park lights, not maintained/adopted by County council?

Perhaps the building site/developer might contribute to fixing those nearest this road for the benefit/safety of pedestrians whilst all pavement/pedestrian access is restricted (between Aldi and Screwfix at rearmost of car parks..) — else maybe they could install lighting along perimeter of their fence?


Council ref: ENQ20876520

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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 20:15, Saturday 19 September 2020

  • Thank you for your report. This building work is on private land, as are the lights in the car park. I suggest contacting the company directly. Unfortunately I do not have any records to who this might be, so all I can suggest is contacting the existing shops or the building contractors for more information.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:10, Tuesday 22 September 2020

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