Anger over ‘dangerous’ car parking in Radley

Graham Steinsberg, along with other with villagers in Radley, is upset about parking at and near the railway station 	Picture: OX67320 Marc West

Graham Steinsberg, along with other with villagers in Radley, is upset about parking at and near the railway station Picture: OX67320 Marc West Buy this photo

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Abingdon and Wantage, South Oxford and Kennington. Call me on 01865 425431

Commuters parking dangerously on narrow village roads will only be taken seriously once there is an accident, Radley residents have warned.

Villagers have been complaining about Radley railway station passengers parking in village roads since December, after First Great Western (FGW) started charging £3 a day to use the car park.

Last year Oxfordshire County Council said it would consult with villagers on a parking restrictions, which could be implemented in the spring.

But five months on, residents have been told nothing and Radley Parish Council has now made a formal complaint to the county council about the delay.

Village resident Bob Earl said: “Sadly nothing positive has happened and, despite promises and assurances from FGW and the county council, consultation deadlines have come and gone.

“The village continues to be blighted daily with cars parked dangerously and inconveniently on the village roads while the car park remains less than half full.”

FGW spent £165,000 of Department for Transport cash extending the car park at the railway station last year by 30 spaces, doubling its capacity. But the funding was conditional on car park charges being introduced.

Villagers then complained to FGW that the charge pushed up to 20 commuters every day on to narrow roads outside the station. A campaign group, Stop Clogging Radley with Parking, was started, calling on FGW to scrap its charges.

Lower Radley resident Graham Steinsberg said: “The frustration from the inertia is inevitable. It will become a serious problem once there is an accident.”

Radley Parish Council clerk Jane Dymock emailed the then OCC’s cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose: “The initial date for the public consultation in March was later amended to April and despite repeated assurances that it was imminent, nothing has yet been received.”

The county council would not comment to the Oxford Mail. FGW also declined to comment.

 

 

 

 

Our top stories:

Flooding victims told they won't be left out of pocket

Oxford Mail: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FLOOD-HIT residents will not have to pay two sets of council tax after water bosses pledged to foot extra costs.

'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration

Oxford Mail:

1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.

UPDATE: Hundreds line Woodstock's streets for 11th Duke of Marlborough's funeral

Oxford Mail:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people have gathered outside St Mary Magdalene's church in Woodstock to pay their respects to the 11th Duke of Marlborough.

Elderly woman taken to hospital after A4074 crash

Oxford Mail: a4074 alert

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074. 

FOOTBALL Rising star Roberts eager for Oxford United first-team action as Morris returns to Norwich

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.

Blueprint for a £110m cancer research centre

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.

City roadworks hassle is worthwhile, says minister

Oxford Mail: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

MULTIPLE roadworks that cause city traffic gridlock are “worth it”, a minister has said.

Temporary Oxpens car park will have only half the space

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A TEMPORARY replacement car park for Oxford’s Westgate multi-storey will provide less than half the number of spaces at present, it has been announced.

Oxfordshire bid for record Poppy Appeal total to mark centenary of start of First World War

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are being urged to help break the £500,000 barrier for the first time as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched today.

Judge criticises "catastrophic" CPS after trial postponement

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JUDGE has criticised a “catastrophic failure” by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which caused a trial to be put off until next year.

Hot-shot Danny Hylton on a high at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DANNY Hylton thinks he is playing the best football of his career after a brace for Oxford United on Tuesday night made it ten goals for the season already.

Oxford's Lord Mayor gives ancient city walls the once-over

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NOT crumbling too much and graffiti free: Oxford’s ancient city walls were given a clean bill of health in yesterday’s traditional inspection.

Hook Norton farm trailers stolen

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Food trailers were stolen from a Hook Norton farm over Tuesday night and yesterday morning.

More Oxfordshire churches ‘at risk’ says heritage group

Oxford Mail: DISTINCTIVE: The English Heritage flag will be flown most of the time

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eight Oxfordshire churches have been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk register.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree