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No dropped Curb

Reported via Android in the Pavements category anonymously at 16:55, Sun 24 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This is a new pathway from the Housing development so why is there not a dropped Curb?? This is directly outside the School and therefore should have suitable access for Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters and Buggies. There is even a perfect example on the opposite side to be copied but they did not. How was this signed off in the first place!

Council ref: ENQ21885134

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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 16:55, Sun 24 January 2021

  • This Pin should have dropped outside Mill Lane Primary School. The Map was having issues loading, seemed to be struggling with the number of Pins close by.

    Posted anonymously at 17:03, Sun 24 January 2021

  • From looking at the approved Section 278 Legal plan, we can see that the red line (extent of the S278 works) does not cover up to the area you are concerned about. As part of these S278 works, a new footpath has been constructed leading around to the school however, because the footpath connects to another footpath within the school grounds, we do not see any reason for a dropped kerb at this location. From the photo provided by our Site Inspector, it looks like the school have placed a post right in the middle of the footway. We suggest you contact the school, to see if a gate can be put in this location, so pedestrians trying to get into the school can use the path, rather than introducing a dropper and leading them out onto the carriageway/access that vehicles use to enter the school.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:12, Mon 1 February 2021

  • Your Site Inspector has not provided an accurate and full report. From your comments it is clear they do not know how the School operates.

    The School have not placed a post right in the middle of the pathway, the fence to the left of the Gate is the original boundary. Also the main pedestrian entrance is further up at the School crossing and also the small gate to the right of the vehicular one pictured. Further more the Children do not use the vehicular gate to enter or exit the School for obvious safety reasons. Hence the need for all to be able to cross from one path to the other safely.

    Regardless of what section 278 may state the fact remains that a new path has been constructed leading to the School, this is more difficult for pushchairs than it should be and impossible for Wheelchairs. Clearly this is not right.

    I therefore ask that you take the time to fully understand this site issue and re asses it so that you come to the right conclusion.

    Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 20:41, Mon 1 February 2021

  • Council made a very poor response, I challenged them on it and there has been no update since.

    Posted anonymously at 17:15, Mon 22 February 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:49, Tue 23 March 2021

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