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Outside the pitchings front door on spurt street

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 13:58, Fri 31 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4381774.

Approx 6 potholes along the length of road outside my property. the largest being the deepest and it is causing damage to the witchert walls of the property. it is also dangerous as there is no street lighting along spurt street. every year there is the same problem as the whole length of the road with the potholes should be replaced not just each pothole which last less than 1 year. i am constantly having to sweep, tidying the road as the potholes disintegrate which is not my responsibility. the lack of funds to maintain this road is damaging my property and if this isn't resolved immediately i will take further action. the property is 15th century and cannot withstand constant water and broken road surface stones hitting it.

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.

    During winter months we receive a very high number of reports regarding potholes or a poor road surface, it's easy to assume that potholes are formed due to roads being poorly maintained but that is not usually the case. There are many factors that can cause potholes, particularly during the winter months when water seeps in through cracks in the road surface, collecting underneath and when the water freezes, it expands and forces up the road surface in through cracks in the road surface.

    Our priority is always the safety of road users, so in some cases during busy periods a permanent repair is not always possible immediately. However, temporary repairs are a way to ensure the area is safe until such times as we can return to make a permanent repair.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:59, Fri 31 March 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within five working days.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:15, Wed 24 May 2023

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:00, Tue 30 May 2023

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