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Large pothole/damaged drain surround in Whaddon Chase

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 23:30, Mon 7 August 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4868687.

There’s a very large and dangerous pothole on the edge of a metal drain cover about 15 metres in from the main road after turning into Whaddon Chase. Someone has also (possibly out of frustration and not knowing this service exists) graffitied it with a phallus. It’s at the stage where it’s not safe to drive over it, meaning you have to swerve around it one way or the other - tricky on the relatively narrow road with parked cars. It’s been like this for a few months. Would be much appreciated if it could be sorted. Thanks.

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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 creates 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 23:30, Mon 7 August 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 15:09, Thu 10 August 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 12:39, Mon 14 August 2023

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