Urgent notice – the ‘pin’

Oxfordshire Highways department have served us with an urgent Section 5 notice regarding the safety of the pinnacle (the ‘pin’) in the centre of the village.  As part of their survey for the road repairs in the village, they noticed the pin has become unstable.  The Section 5 notice refers to the possible causes as “…progressive mole intrusion and squirrel damage”.

Highways will be removing the pin, but the base will be left in place after being made safe.  The work should be completed today and we are not expecting any major disruption to traffic, although villagers are asked not to climb on the monument until the pin has been fully removed.

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