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No need to patch the road

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 08:34, Wednesday 15 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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This morning i saw that an arrow had been painted on the road at the apex of the village green - see attached photo. This normally signifies a gang will arrive to repair potholes in the the road. I ask that you cancel any such arrangement as there is no pothole in the road here.

The person who painted the arrow has completely mis-interpreted the cause of the hole here. It is not because the road has been damaged and needs repairing. The road ends near the edge of the green as it always has and it is undamaged. But the green has been eroded by vehicles. In fact the hole has been partly filled by stones being placed there.

What is needed is the edge of the green to be protected and the eroded soil and grass restored. This is exactly why i came to the recent PC meeting, explained the situation and asked the PC to take action.

There is no damage to the road here, there is no pothole in the tarmac and any extra tarmac placed here will widen the road and exacerbate the erosion further, as cars will be encouraged and able to drive over the new tarmac.

Can I ask that you take action to prevent the tarmac being applied in the wrong place for the wrong reason. Widening the road here is not the answer. Better to protect the edge of the green and to cut back the overgrown hedge, bushes, shrubbery on the road edge on the cottage / farm side - also shown in the photo

Council ref: ENQ21905489

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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 08:35, Wednesday 15 September 2021

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