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Traffic gate does not close properly

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:07, Wednesday 22 June 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

A padlock that kept the gate closed is misisng and the gate does not close properly allowing to flow traffic from Morrell Avenue to/from Cowley Road. The East Oxford Primary school children are endangered as the road became rat run (again).

Council ref: ENQ22927754

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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 09:07, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • Please do not call this a rat run. People are not rats and the children are not endangered if they behave sensibly.

    Posted anonymously at 09:50, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • Padlock broken and the gate can be opened again. Please replace the lock asap.

    Posted anonymously at 08:52, Friday 1 July 2022

  • A loop on the post to which chains and locks would be secured is broken off. Please secure this gate to stay closed. I have seen increase in speeding cars on East Avenue trying to get through Collins Street (they either turn back in increased speed when the gate is closed or just break through the barrier, ie, not parking on East Ave or Collins Street).

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Tuesday 5 July 2022

  • Weeks later this has still not been fixed. The staple has been sawn off the post so it can no longer be locked.

    Posted anonymously at 13:46, Wednesday 6 July 2022

  • It has become really dangerous walking down East Avenue and Collins st! Please fix this lock situation. I can see many drug dealers in cars, and many taxi drivers going quite quickly around the corner!

    Will contact the local MP

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Thursday 7 July 2022

  • Thank you for your report. We are aware of this issue and are working towards a solution.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:27, Monday 11 July 2022

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