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Grass verge continually ruined by refuse truck

Reported in the Parks/landscapes category anonymously at 14:30, Thu 15 December 2016

Sent to South Oxfordshire District Council 4 minutes later

Due to cars parked alongside the kerb, the refuse truck has to drive over the grass landscape to access Brookfield Close. They do not have much choice really since cars started parking along this stretch of road after parking restrictions were introduced at Wallingford Hospital/Medical Practice. Some of the kerbside needs to be kept clear to allow larger vehicles reasonable space to access Brookfield Close

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  • To installation of formal waiting restrictions (yellow lines) would require the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order, this involves a long and expensive legal process including full consultation, I regret that Oxfordshire County Council would not be able to fund such a scheme at this time. If the vehicles are preventing access to the close they are committing the offence of 'obstruction' under Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and can therefore be moved by Thames Valley Police.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:56, Tue 20 December 2016

  • Funding point understood about yellow lines. The parked cars do not block access for cars/vans into Brookfield close, just larger delivery trucks or refuse truck. So perhaps a less costly and sensible solution would be white lines extending each side of the entrance to Brookfield Close which would discourage cars to park on them and thereby give larger vehicles the turning area they need to gain access without driving over the grassland? I also assume that would not require legal intervention.

    Posted anonymously at 12:23, Tue 20 December 2016

  • As the Wallingford Road also forms part of the Wallingford to Cholsey cycle route, the solution of adding white lines either side of the entrance/exit to Brookfield Close would also allow much better visibility for cars exiting Brookfield Close to see passing cyclists. Sometimes visibility is so poor when exiting between parked cars cyclists are almost certainly in danger passing this section.

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Tue 20 December 2016

  • Any update on this please?

    Posted anonymously at 17:52, Thu 12 January 2017

  • Problem is still outstanding

    Posted anonymously at 15:09, Tue 17 January 2017

  • Another photo

    Posted anonymously at 15:09, Tue 17 January 2017

  • See photo's, same problem for the refuse truck today (26/1) due to inappropriate parking. It is the same every day, any large vehicle cannot access Brookfield Close without driving over the grass area

    Posted anonymously at 11:53, Thu 26 January 2017

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