'Think again' call over road humps on major route

Michael Waine

Michael Waine

First published in News

BICESTER councillors have called-in a controversial decision to approve plans for speed humps on a “main artery” route into town.

Last week Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport David Nimmo-Smith approved plans to install 16 pairs of cushion speed humps and a puffin crossing in Middleton Stoney Road.

The move has angered Bicester councillors who say there was poor consultation and the proposals are out of date.

They want the decision reviewed.

Ten councillors have signed the call-in papers. One of them, Michael Waine, pictured, described the road hump scheme as “beyond belief”.

He said: “There was a total lack of consultation, and not just consultation, but information. We were unaware of it until councillor Les Sibley happened to see a sign on the road, and that’s not good enough.”

A county council spokesman said: “The performance scrutiny committee will consider the call-in reasons and decide if they have any ‘material concerns’ about it within 15 working days.

“If they do, then the council’s cabinet will receive the committee’s recommendation to reconsider it.

“That meeting must happen within a further 15 working days.”

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7:48am Thu 22 May 14

Severian says...

Unfortunately listening to reason and using common sense aren't things which most Oxfordshire Tory Councillors are famous for, particularly where Bicester is concerned.

I wouldn't hold your breath on this stupid idea being overturned, Michael.
Unfortunately listening to reason and using common sense aren't things which most Oxfordshire Tory Councillors are famous for, particularly where Bicester is concerned. I wouldn't hold your breath on this stupid idea being overturned, Michael. Severian
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8:49am Thu 22 May 14

Geoff Grace says...

There are many daft road schemes here and this is just one example to ruin our medieval transport system.
There are many daft road schemes here and this is just one example to ruin our medieval transport system. Geoff Grace
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11:32am Thu 22 May 14

King Joke says...

Just drive more slowly. Problem solved.
Just drive more slowly. Problem solved. King Joke
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4:41pm Thu 22 May 14

tired99 says...

Didn't Les Sibley ask for these speed bumps? Another case of him arguing for something one day then against it the next.

I see the Tory and Independent Councillors are really on the ball I knew about this decision on the day it was made through the Oxford Mail Twitter feed and there was an article on it on the 16th!
Didn't Les Sibley ask for these speed bumps? Another case of him arguing for something one day then against it the next. I see the Tory and Independent Councillors are really on the ball I knew about this decision on the day it was made through the Oxford Mail Twitter feed and there was an article on it on the 16th! tired99
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