New drop kerb is a H&S issue
Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 20:52, Sun 13 June 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
WODC have recently raised the dropped kerb in Albion Street opposite Albion Yard and in doing so have created a safety issue where vehicles are grounding on the kerbs causing them to damage both the cars and kerbs because the dropped kerb has been raised too high - it is 90mm above road level at the worse point which is beyond any recognised height for dropped kerbs - vehicles entering or leaving Albion Yard do so at such a slow speed that they are vulnerable to impact from other road users and visitors have reported damage to their cars due to the impact with the supposed 'dropped kerb' - this needs to be inspected by a Highways professional and remedial work carried out before an accident or further damage occurs - in short WODC have created a serious safety problem that did not previously exist at tax payers expense
Council ref: ENQ21897328
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 20:53, Sun 13 June 2021
Still open, via questionnaire, 21:37, Sun 11 July 2021
Cars are being damaged and there is the serious danger of an accident as cars gave to enter and leave Albion Yard very slowly
Posted anonymously at 19:39, Sat 25 September 2021
The problem still exists and is not going away - there are continuous complaints from visitors and delivery drivers who are unaware of the dangerously high dropped kerb - how long does it take for the Local Authority to react to a potential Health and Safety issue ?
Posted anonymously at 18:55, Sun 14 November 2021
Raised curb is a danger but us not stopping storm water running into Albion Yard it us the worst of both worlds
Posted anonymously at 09:10, Mon 29 November 2021
We have investigated your report and have done the following: Will monitor for any further complaints.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:04, Thu 8 September 2022
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