Civil Parking Enforcement
As many residents will know the enforcement of parking is low on the police agenda and the Parish Council has been pushing for parking in Kidlington to be decriminalised. From late 2022 this will no longer be dealt with by the police but by officers employed by Cherwell District or Oxfordshire County Councils, the same arrangement that currently exists in Oxford City and West Oxfordshire. In practice it will mean that in areas where there are parking restrictions they will be enforced on a more regular basis.
Oxfordshire County Council’s Transport Strategy encourages walking or cycling as a means of exercise and travel, but pedestrians and cyclists feel intimidated by HGVs and cars travelling too fast on residential streets. Although there are 20mph speed limit zones in parts of Oxfordshire and Oxford City we are joining the campaign to extend this to all towns and villages where vehicles mix with pedestrians and cyclists.
The Parish Council supports the introduction of 20mph limits across Kidlington except on the main arterial roads, but including the Oxford Road from Yarnton Road to Benmead Road. We welcome comments on this from the community.
Find and report road or street problems
The County Council is the authority responsible for streets and roads. Use their Fixmystreet website to find and report road or street problems.
Traffic Closure Notices
Traffic Advisory Committee
We also have a Traffic Advisory Committee where councillors meet regularly with County Council and other officers.