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A sunken trench across the width of the road

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 14:44, Fri 12 August 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This trench was previously refilled a couple of years ago but began dropping again after about a year. It now has a very sharp edge which causes vehicles to drop which obviously causes a great deal of noise but more importantly it significantly shakes the houses in our small development which are 20-30 metres away. I can hear the thumping as I am writing this. It may not look bad but it is the noisiest carriageway defect on Faringdon Road

Council ref: ENQ22931525

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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 14:44, Fri 12 August 2022

  • I posted my original statement about the ‘trench’ in August and now see a ‘man with shovel’ graphic on the map. Does this mean that action is going to be taken about this incredibly noisy fault?

    Posted by Tom Cross at 08:27, Sat 17 September 2022

  • I spoke at length with the leader of the team as the job was being done and he promised to make a repair that lasted. However after just 3 months the ‘fix’ has already started to crumble. The gravel used for the repair is already coming loose and exposing the trench it was meant to fill. Surely this is a waste of everybody’s time and money. There is a symbol on your map marking another repair which is close by that has white paint around it. Could my repair be done properly this time while the team is in our area. I do hope so. Tom Cross

    Posted anonymously at 17:59, Saturday 28 January 2023

  • Here is a photo taken this morning 11.00 Sun 29 Jan

    Posted anonymously at 11:10, Sunday 29 January 2023

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