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LTN bollards vandalised by antisocial elements

Reported via desktop in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 09:21, Wed 8 June 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Local community seen having to risk their safety to police the LTN. Please replace with vandal-proof ones ASAP!

Council ref: ENQ22926581

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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 09:23, Wed 8 June 2022

  • The bollards need to be flexible to allow emergency services through. One side effect of this is that if someone has an accident and crashed into the plastic bollard it will be destroyed. Sadly this shows that the LTN scheme is not workable and needs to be scrapped.

    Posted by John Tickle at 12:26, Wed 8 June 2022

  • Bollard still missing! Please replace with vandal-proof lockable bollard, or another planter ASAP. Local people are having to risk their safety policing these LTNS!

    Posted anonymously at 12:28, Wed 8 June 2022

  • There are many many many removable bollard options out across the UK & world! Vandalising the bollards shows nothing other than selfishness and a belief in being above the law. One law for them etc...

    Posted anonymously at 13:43, Wed 8 June 2022

  • Not correct I'm afraid. Most bollards are not place in such vital areas for emergency services. This LTN is an experimental trial and all this aggravation is showing what a failure it is. It is simply not safe to have concrete bollards in these streets.

    Posted by John Tickle at 14:03, Wed 8 June 2022

  • Bollard still out here. Once a more vandal proof bollard is in place the LTN trial needs restarting as there is currently no LTN to trial... There are many stronger removable bollards available so Im sure this will be sorted shortly.

    Posted anonymously at 09:08, Mon 13 June 2022

  • No the LTN trial has been running successfully now for several weeks. It would be a waste of money to extend it. Stronger bollards would be a hazard and health and safety issue so they cannot be placed here. If people accidentally drive through the street this is unfortunate but we cannot compromise safety.

    Posted anonymously at 10:28, Mon 13 June 2022

  • Please stop trolling residents on Fix My Street. If you want to feed back on the trial, allow it to become fully operational for the planned timeframe, and then give your opinion on that via the legitimate Council-run consultation process instead.

    Posted anonymously at 11:38, Mon 13 June 2022

  • Yes please replace the bollards with stronger ones! Word is this is happening, and the 6 month trial will restart only when there are secure bollards in place. So all this vandalism is just prolonging the trial period.

    Posted anonymously at 12:02, Mon 13 June 2022

  • Please don't accuse anyone of trolling or bad faith. We are all members of the same community here. The trial is still active since the signs are still up even if the bollard has gone missing. But stronger bollards are not the answer they will make it unsafe.

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Mon 13 June 2022

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