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The 'Challenge' (ie Problem) of On Verge Parking across Abingdon

Reported via desktop in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 18:59, Tuesday 24 January 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Looking at this National problem more cooly,Ive done research and its a big problem Nationwide. Residents have tried all sorts of things from flower beds to rocks to keep the vehicles off.Some of these are unlawful.At the end of the day the issues are whoever owns the strip of land has a duty to maintain it as green grass.Whoever parks there and detroys it is liable for the expense of mending it. This can be calculated on a daily basis.One takes the number of compressions it takes to destroy such a strip to mud in any given 12' stretch which is probably about 12.Youll find its mainly the same small group of offeders doing this on a school term daily basis.You then estimate the cost of re sowing a 12' stretch of caked hard mud by 3' with premium grass seed,plus covering to keep the birds off,new soil and compost plus time and labour & tools and this is their 'bill'for the destruction!Divided up by the number of vehicles. You can invoice them once a term. They may prefer to PAY for their parking in town? Their rationale appears to be my need to park trumps your need to experience a pleasant grass verge.I dont think they leave home with the aim of deliberately mashing up strangers grass fronts but it can seem like that a lot of the time to residents who often think where do YOU live? Can I visit and mash up your grass front (if you have one)in return please? I mean yes twice daily for up to an hour at a time, right outside your property every day of the school terms and make off not paying a penny? As the Bob Dylan song goes "You dont realise what a drag it is to see you".

Council ref: ENQ23946155

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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 18:59, Tuesday 24 January 2023

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