Degraded paving and barrier issue
Reported via desktop in the Pavements category by Boris van der Ree at 10:23, Wednesday 22 February 2023
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The pavement on the short footpath connecting Queen Street and Market Place is in very poor condition. The tarmac has turned nearly to gravel in places. There are small sections of stone sett paving near the Market Place and it would be fantastic to see these maintained and reinstated to the edges of the footpath.
There is also a staggered barrier here, which is sensible for the purposes of slowing down cyclists, but is very poorly located between Queen Street and the commercial bin store to the rear of No 15 Market Place. Twice a week the Biffa bins here are collected and make an awful racket as the binmen have to navigate around the barriers and over the crumbling tarmac. The barriers in their current position are also used by local young people to trespass into the nieghbouring yard. The barriers would be better sited nearer the entrance to the Market Place.
A hard look needs to be taken at this neglected but very useful footpath, and a scheme for its revival and maintenance should be made.
I work for the local district council and would be very happy to speak to someone about achieving this. The town council is also keen to act on this.
Council ref: ENQ23949290
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 10:24, Wednesday 22 February 2023
Its a bit of a seedy back alley but I dont think its worth sprucing up as you suggest. Probably best to leave it alone. A number of cars and lorries frequently park up in this cul de sac and many people would be inconvenienced by the unnecessary work. Last year they did a very good job of repairing in broken and dangerous manhole cover. That was enough.
Posted anonymously at 16:18, Wednesday 22 February 2023
The area of concern is not near any parking and would not inconvenience anyone using the parking spaces. The current condition of the tarmac is hazardous.
Posted anonymously at 17:07, Wednesday 22 February 2023
Thank you for your enquiry. This has been put on the list for potential future works.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:38, Thursday 17 August 2023
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