Super User Appointed

The village has a new Fix My Street Super User.  Andy Mortimer has volunteered to take on the role.

Fix My Street allows residents to report problems on the roads. Anything added to Fix My Street results in a council highways inspector visiting the site and assessing each problem to see if a repair is needed according to set criteria.  If it is, they then place an order for the work to be done.

A Super User helps to speed up the process.  They can identify and assess things like potholes, blocked drains and damaged signs, and they are authorised not only to make reports, but also to order repairs to be carried out.

Andy has been trained in the role by Oxfordshire County Council and has already identified and reported a number of issues on the village’s roads.

Thanks to Andy for taking this on.  He can be contacted at

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3 Responses to Super User Appointed

  1. Debra+Steele says:

    Hi Andy & All,

    I have reported to Fix my street that the street light outside our house, 23 Didcot Road is not working yet. It was put in at the beginning of the year & has now been wired up but still not switched on. Also the street lights on opposite side of the road (new development side on the path) are not on yet. It is very dark by us. Infact there are no street lights at all on the new site and people are walking around at night with torches. Maybe its up to the new residents to sort this out with the developers.

    If my points could be passed to fix my street, I would be grateful. I had a response saying the light was working & it is not.

    Thanks very much.

    Debra Steele.

  2. Charlotte Theobald says:

    Grass verges throughout the village are very long and a danger to driving, the visibility is poor every where. I’ve recently moved here and quite surprised by the lack of maintenance for a highly regarded village. Can you please let us all know when this will be sorted

  3. Stephen Brown says:

    Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your comments on the grass verges. There are a couple of factors to take into account for the rather untidy appearance at present.
    The PC adopted “No Mow May” a few years ago and so we try to leave our grass cutting during this month for the benefit of wildlife.
    Also the PC took over grass cutting on the Highway verges from OCC several years ago. They (OCC) were reducing the frequency of cutting verges and we felt we could afford to cut them more regularly. OCC now only cut twice a year. They pay the PC for two cuts but they have not increased the amount they pay for many years due to the budget constraints on County Councils. Our Contractor does 3 cuts per year, Spring, early Summer and Autumn.
    If there are areas where safety is a significant concern we can do additional cuts.
    As it happens the PC will be debating verge maintenance at our next meeting on Thursday evening and you would be very welcome to join us in the village hall from 7.30pm. We welcome input from Residents. I hope that helps to explain the situation. Steve Brown. Chair LWPC.

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