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March protests state of London Road, Oxford
PROTESTERS took to the streets of Headington on Saturday to voice their anger over the state of London Road.
About 50 people marched down the pothole-strewn road with placards from Green Road roundabout to Bury Knowle Park for an hour from 11am.
Conservative-led Oxfordshire County Council agreed on Monday to a £1.3m summer resurfacing from the roundabout to Wharton Road.
But Liberal Democrat county councillor for Headington and Quarry Roz Smith is leading calls for a complete rebuild.
She said: “We had a lot of support during the hour that we were out.
“Lots of people were talking to us, and joining as we went.”
The work is due to start in May for three to four months and will include extensions to the bus and cycle lanes.
Yet Conservative cabinet member for highways David Nimmo Smith said: “The officers have recommended that this is the appropriate action. The council officers are the professionals when it comes to this and this is what they have signed off."
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