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The Council blames the elected Councillor

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category by Michael Leyland at 17:29, Wednesday 9 August 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4875320.

They have closed my complaint by saying priority is decided by the elected ward member on what work is done! Yet my complaint is that the Council earlier replied a "work package is being prepared" and even though other work has been done locally this has never been fixed over many years. The hole in the road is now dangerous, deep and is likely to cause injury to people or cars. Actually do something rather than sending computer responses. You said it would be fixed. It hasn't been.

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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 17:29, Wednesday 9 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 09:34, Wednesday 16 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 12:33, Friday 18 August 2023

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