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Potholes and road detoriarating

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 15:20, Monday 8 March 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Barrow Road - was adopted by the council in 2006 as a road to be maintained by the council - it was reclassified from a "road used as a public path" with a public right of way to a restricted byway by statute on 2 May 2006. Under this statute, all such restricted byways became maintainable at the public expense and were subject to restricted byway rights from this date. Please see attached photo with council sign of public road. It was agreed to dig up this road to enable sewage for a new Miller homes development in Drayton in 2018-19. Thames water maintain this sewage and water. Its never been repaired since it was dug up. Under the Highways Act 1980 it is an offence to disturb the surface of a Restricted Byway so as to render it inconvenient for the exercise of the public right of way. This has been the case now for 2 years. The road is dangerous now - there is continual flooding, and there has been a large hole in the road. The road needs to be repaired and re-done. I have had 2 flat tyres. I will have to call the police soon if this is not repaired as it is not safe for road use and walkers.

Council ref: ENQ21889566

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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 15:20, Monday 8 March 2021

  • This road needs urgent repair - it has potholes and no drainage after the developer dug it up 2 years. Further to the earlier report, this is a road maintainable at public expense after the 2006 act (please see earlier note and road sign from Oxfordshire County Council). It is now flooded. Please confirm when this road will be re-done (new tarmac), new drainage put in so that the road is safe and usable.

    Posted anonymously at 10:50, Saturday 13 March 2021

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