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Ongoing issue with road subsidence - 3rd report

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category anonymously at 11:21, Tue 11 October 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The below report has been made by at least two residents, with additional reports of other damage in the same road area. The previous report says it has been fixed, but all that has been done is a couple of pot holes have been filled in near the entrance to the pub. This needs to be escalated and investigated correctly, as the road around the drainage holes are seriously degrading, and the roadway is sinking even more since last report. I understand this is a major work, but houses are experiencing cracks in walls and serious shaking when vehicles drive past, and the road and drainage is at serious risk of substantial damage.

'There is an area of road way which is showing clear signs of subsidence, which appears to be as a result of constant use of mainly farming traffic. This road is used by large farm tractors and often pulling large fully laden trailers. I can feel my house shake when these farm vehicles drive past (often at speeds far in excess of a safe practice). This road is also used by buses and coaches and other heavy vehicles such as garbage disposal. I am aware other residents in this area have reported damage to their houses and this subsidence may be as a result of heavy traffic or a cause of structural damage. I request a survey be conducted on this road area and residents consulted'.

Council ref: ENQ22935331

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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 11:22, Tue 11 October 2022

  • Road gully had been remounted & road resurfaced between junction with The Tuer and junction with Mill Close.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 07:37, Sunday 26 February 2023

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