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Traffic calming scheme commenced in June. We still have signage & equipment more than 4 months later on the verges & at the side of the road . It’ is a complete eyesore & the topic of much conversation in the village

Reported via mobile in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 13:10, Tue 2 November 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Apparently (from OCC ) , they are waiting for a “solar powered lamp “ to arrive before the temporary signage & equipment can be removed . This whole scheme has suffered delays from the beginning & why it was started when materials were identified early on as being unavailable is a mystery. The chicanes are ineffectual both in Berry Hill & Milton Road as suspected they would be by many residents who completed the Public Consultation. We now have speeding traffic attempting to beat the chicanes , drivers ignoring the give way / priority signs, noise from irate drivers using their horn to protest & poor visibility from the Oxford road approach to the chicanes due to the brow of the hill impeding safety . A speed camera would have been a good solution & would have captured vehicles on a long straight stretch of road & prevented what we have ended up with ,the ugly urbanisation of a rural road that still suffers from speeding vehicles.

Council ref: ENQ21909246

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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 13:10, Tue 2 November 2021

  • The temporary signage & equipment has been removed- thank you.

    On a less positive note , at around 8 am this morning a vehicle hit the chicane leaving Berry Hill Road causing a huge bang & debris from the impact was strewn across both sides of the road . The driver left the site of the collision which caused another vehicle to mount the verge later on to avoid the debris (as witnessed by a resident ) . Residents removed the debris from the road to prevent further vehicles from hitting it. See photographs & damage to lamp/ chicane This event was totally expected to occur sooner or later as vehicles are continuing to speed through the chicanes ( apart from 2 occasions when the police speed camera van has been present sitting next to the chicanes , more proof that a permanent speed camera would have done the job far more effectively) A head on collision feels to be a real possibility should this continue . Noise nuisance from car horns due to drivers not giving way is frequent & causing distress to residents living close by .

    Posted anonymously at 19:49, Thu 18 November 2021

  • The final design was agreed by the Parish Council acting as client to OCC, following a public consultation process. Any feedback should therefore be directed to the Parish Council in the first instance.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:21, Tue 14 December 2021

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