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Loose gravel on pavement

Reported via desktop in the Pavements category anonymously at 19:26, Thu 19 November 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I live at 71 High Street Witney OX28 6JA just by the traffic lights. There is an area of tarmac that runs along the pavement next to the road. For some reason this is covered in gravel which with rain, is washed onto the paved area of the pavement outside our house as on the attached photo. This turns the pavement into a hazard, it’s like walking on ball bearings. The gravel also gets pushed under our front door jamming it and scratching our ancient flagstones. There are similar areas of tarmac along the high street but none have the loose gravel. I’m not sure what the purpose of the gravel is, but I was wondering if it could be either removed or not continually replaced as from my perspective it’s nothing but trouble! The loose gravel has been a problem for many years.

Council ref: ENQ20880938

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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 19:26, Thu 19 November 2020

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and is a street cleaning issue which is west Oxfordshire District Council, the gravel is the anti skid wearing off the pavement

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:02, Wed 25 November 2020

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