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Parking causing damage on grass common

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 13:43, Thursday 24 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Continual parking on grass common is causing damage to the grass. The area is designated as a green space and not car parking and therefore should not be used for parking. In winter months, vehicles do considerable damage and in summer months, vehicles have been left for extended periods of time resulting in die off of the grass beneath them. The vehicles are also unsightly - it is also not particularly pleasant to look out on to a view of cars parked where they should not be parking. The problem has persisted for some time and each year the area of damage continues to expand. The common is owned by OCC and was adopted along with the roads in the area from AEA.

Council ref: ENQ20876838

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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 13:44, Thursday 24 September 2020

  • In addition to the above damage, vehicles that are parked on the green cause a danger to children who may be playing on the grass area.

    Ultimately, it is a green space that should not be used for parking. My suggestion would be to install bollards along the edge of the green that faces the road so as to prevent vehicles mounting the raised curb.

    Posted anonymously at 15:28, Friday 9 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. the policy for the installation of street furniture can be found at - https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ street-furniture - I regret that as per our policy Oxfordshire County Council would not fund the installation of bollards at this location.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:11, Tuesday 13 October 2020

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