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Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,
I understand that the RBWM was required to approve the design and installation of the new “can-opener” additions to the traffic width-restrictors on Marlow bridge which disappear from a driver’s view as the front of a vehicle passes through the restrictor gap. The “can-openers” have been in place for less than a month but it is clear from the paint marks on them that an extraordinary amount of damage has been done to numerous vehicles. Residents of Bisham and Cookham have been intimidated to stop using Marlow Bridge.

Can you please therefore supply me with any details of the process by which the RBWM agreed to the installation of these intimidating and obstructive devices including the national design guidance, standards, specifications and instructions which were followed.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Post

foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mike,

 

I am writing to acknowledge your information request. This has been
allocated reference FOI75881.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows for 20 working days to process
requests for information. A response will be sent to you no later than
6^th April 2021.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelica Popa, PC.foi.

Information Governance and Elections Officer

Governance Service

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Town Hall, St. Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

 

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foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mike,

 

I am writing to respond to your Freedom of Information request dated 08
March 2021, reference FOI75881.

 

Your question and our answer are as follows:

 

Request

 

I understand that the RBWM was required to approve the design and
installation of the new “can-opener” additions to the traffic
width-restrictors on Marlow bridge which disappear from a driver’s view as
the front of a vehicle passes through the restrictor gap. The
“can-openers” have been in place for less than a month but it is clear
from the paint marks on them that an extraordinary amount of damage has
been done to numerous vehicles. Residents of Bisham and Cookham have been
intimidated to stop using Marlow Bridge.

 

 

 

Can you please therefore supply me with any details of the process by
which the RBWM agreed to the installation  of these intimidating and
obstructive devices including the national design guidance, standards,
specifications  and instructions which were followed.

 

 

Response

 

Marlow Bridge is not maintained by the Royal Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead, it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council. We
therefore do not hold the information you require.

 

 

This concludes our response to your request.

 

If you would like to request a review of the information we have provided
in response to your request please contact us within 40 working days of
the date of this letter using the contact details below:

 

Suzanne Martin

Electoral & Information Governance Services Manager

Acting Data Protection Officer

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

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Yours sincerely

 

Angelica Popa, PC.foi.

Information Governance and Elections Officer

Governance Service

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St. Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

 

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Dear foi,

Thank you for your reply which, unfortunately, is unsatisfactory.

Potentially damaging "can-opener" width restrictors were installed on the approaches to Marlow Bridge in February. It is clear from the numerous paint marks on the new restrictors that a considerable amount of damage has already been done to vehicles crossing the bridge. The restrictors become invisible to drivers when about to pass through them.

I am a resident of the RBWM who lives 400 metres from the bridge and for the past 29 years we have regularly, on a daily basis, used the Bridge to travel to and from Marlow. and there is serious risk of expensive damage to our vehicles should the restrictors remain in place.

Cn you please confirm whether or not the RBWM approved or was required to approve the installation of the new restrictors?

Yours sincerely,

Mike Post

foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mike,

In response to your question, as it was an upgrade to the current weight restriction, RBWM were not asked for approval.

Kind regards

Angelica Popa, PC.foi.
Information Governance and Elections Officer
Information Governance Team
Governance Service
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Town Hall, St. Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
T: 01628-685806

Website: http://www.rbwm.gov.uk
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Dear foi,

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Post