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Drain needs repairing Dangerous
Reported via mobile in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 07:07, Thursday 23 March 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4348190.
For 4 years this is causing a danger to children and walkers. Nothing is done. This needs overhauling an resolving before some one is serious hurt due to inaccessible conditions on road and pavement. It’s dangerous. It’s time to mend it.
We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. As a general rule ditches along the side of the road are the responsibility of whoever owns the land on which they are situated, they should maintain and keep the ditch capable of carrying water away from the road.
The Local Area Technician will carry out an inspection within 10 days and if it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council and a repair is required, we will carry out the work. If the responsibility is with the landowner, we will write to them and request they carry out the necessary work.
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 07:08, Thursday 23 March 2023
Buckinghamshire Council operates two methods for safety defect identification; proactively by Highway Inspectors who identify safety defects in line with Buckinghamshire Councils' Highway Inspection Policy and reactively by Local Area Technicians following reports from the public. On receipt of reports, our Highway Inspection team make an assessment, determine if works are required and if so, the appropriate response times and repair method. It is in these instances only the larger defects are repaired; those which meet the safety intervention levels as outlined in the Inspection Policy. Any remaining defects are monitored for deterioration and added to other programmes of work for repair when resources are available. We also monitor and inspect the quality of repairs aiming to ensure that any work is carried out to the best and most appropriate standard.
It is regrettably the case that the limited annual funding available to Buckinghamshire Council each year is insufficient to address all defects identified. For this reason, whilst priority defects will receive a repair within appropriate timescales as dictated by the above policy, more minor defects such as the defect you have reported may not be immediately scheduled for repair. An order for a repair remains in our system for when resource allows and we will continue to monitor the location for any further deterioration.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
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Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:25, Wednesday 12 April 2023
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