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Bridge safety rail broken. Some varriers blocking the path and causing issues with bike lane and pedestrians

Reported via mobile in the Bridges category anonymously at 13:39, Sun 31 October 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The bridge is collapsing, the guard rail has half collapsed and there are some barriers that are narrowing the path and making it difficult for cyclist and pedestrians to pass safely

Council ref: ENQ21908965

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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 13:39, Sun 31 October 2021

  • Just to say this, and the other dangerous bridge problems, have been reported REPEATEDLY since they started occurring exactly a year ago. Our recently re-elected councillors have been urged to get their (proverbials) out for months but as you can see ... they've achieved absolutely NOTHING ! AND Councillors Prosser and Enright (now the Great Panjandrum of Transport for OCC) live at the end of this path: since for their green credentials they don't use their cars because they urge the rest of us not to ... they must be frequently walking to town past these problems !

    Posted anonymously at 18:47, Sun 31 October 2021

  • Thankyou for your enquiry this is on the program to be repaired in January and is scheduled to be inspected this month.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:07, Thu 11 November 2021

  • The bridge seems to be getting worse. As you walk across the middle it is now really bouncing. Many people are now avoiding the middle of the bridge as it seems very unsafe. The ten weeks have well passed that it was hoped to be mended. The bridge rails are rotten. Its an utter disgrace.

    Posted anonymously at 07:34, Sunday 2 January 2022

  • I was told that this was going to be repaired in November. Why has this changed to January? The bridge is in a dangerous state, and it won't take much for someone to fall into the river when leaning on it.

    Posted by teresa heys at 23:19, Friday 7 January 2022

  • This bridge, and the adjacent bridge, across the River Windrush continues to deteriorate. The central panels move alarmingly. When is it scheduled for repair and what arrangements are being made for all the regular users of this very busy path?

    Posted anonymously at 18:11, Sunday 16 January 2022

  • Some of us have tried to get more publicity about the long-continuing delay in repairs here and at West End by writing to the Witney Gazette. They wrote to Cllr Enright. It now seems "they" don't want really want this all being exposed to the public gaze for the time being ... Hhhmm. "Kicked in to the long grass ... " again ? This report like others before it, suddenly "disappears ?

    Posted anonymously at 20:17, Sunday 16 January 2022

  • Quick enough to close town centre for cars. I've sent letters to Witney gazette. But they only seem to print majority of letters from Oxford

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 21:21, Sunday 16 January 2022

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been programmed in.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:34, Thursday 20 January 2022

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