To: South Oxfordshire District Council

Speed Calming Measures in Harpsden Road, Wilson Avenue and Watermans Road

Speed Calming Measures in Harpsden Road, Wilson Avenue and Watermans Road

Put speed measures in place to save our lives and property.

Why is this important?

The residents need peace of mind and relaxation at night so speed calming measures need to be put in place to stop our cars being damaged or written off, animals being killed and prevent the injury or death of a child as a result of people constantly excessively speeding, motorbikes doing wheelie's and mainly driving like lunatics. Our roads are used as a quick cut through, with vehicles usually driving faster than the 30 mph speed limit on a regular basis, in an attempt to beat the traffic on the busy Resding Road and then used as race tracks at night. The result of this behaviour is lots of damage to vehicles and losses of beloved animals. My daughter's car that she didn't know she had was written of by a speeding driver who fled the scene leaving no details early hours of 1st October 2017, as reported in the Henley Standard. Numerous cars have been side swiped or had wing mirrors damaged by speeding vehicles and we sit and listen to the screeching of brakes and await the bang of the collision on a regular basis in the evenings. I personally have witnessed a couple of cyclists being knocked off their bike's and motorcyclists doing wheelie's or tricks up the road, animals being hit and killed while the driver carries on their way without stopping. This needs to stop!!! It was bad enough when the road was covered in potholes but since it has been resurfaced it has become 10 times worse at least. It is only a matter of time before it becomes a pedestrian that is badly/critically injured.


Reasons for signing

  • Our lovely cat, Jasper, was run over a year ago. Just left dead on the side of the road. Also we had a drunk driver smashing into the side of my car taking a ‘short cut’. We’ve had wing mirrors smashed and the entire side of my husband’s car scraped by a coach trying to squeeze through. I have cars revving their engines next to me when I’m trying to put my son in his car seat. They all just use the road as a cut through. The various developments on Reading Road will only make it worse.
  • My car has been damaged twice by passing motorists, and frequently see cars going too fast. I would like to second that this be applied to Kings Road too.
  • Living on Wilson Avenue with a 10 month old and two cats and see reckless drivers speeding down our road - had to witness and tell our neighbours their cat had been killed in a hit and run. Something must be done.


2017-10-27 12:15:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-10-25 19:59:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-25 16:37:06 +0100

10 signatures reached