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Road surface water draining into our premises

Reported via desktop in the Kerb damage / issue category anonymously at 11:57, Thu 30 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4376630.

The new road surface on Village Road outside the gate into the school playground is at the same level as the pavement. This means water running down the road is now crossing the pavement and running into the school grounds. The water is collecting in the hedge area and around the base of the telegraph pole. We are concerned that this will undermine the stability of the pole and could damage the hedge. Also on a rainy day the water is running down the playground which, if it freezes, will be very dangerous for the children. Please can you send someone out to look at this and do what ever is needed to stop the surface water draining into the school grounds. Thank you.

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding the kerb.

    They will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days and if required arrange to resolve the issue.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:58, Thu 30 March 2023

  • It's just started raining and I've taken these photos of the water running down the playground and pooling under the hedge.

    Posted anonymously at 12:40, Thu 30 March 2023

  • Update

    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.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:15, Tue 4 April 2023

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