Lamp post outside Beechcrest, E side of Penn Rd
Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 16:57, Friday 22 September 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5022284.
An angled mirror has been fitted to a lamp post presumably to help traffic leaving house opposite. Unfortunately, it is mounted too low (about 5ft) and is a serious obstruction to pedestrians on Penn Rd, especially if they have to walk two abreast, as I have to with my wife as she is unsteady walking. (We are both 80).
This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding the footpath/pavement/cyclepath.
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 16:57, Friday 22 September 2023
Buckinghamshire Highways operates two methods for safety defect identification; proactively by Highway Inspectors who identify safety defects in line with Highways Safety Inspection Policy and reactively by Local Area Technicians following reports from the public.
Buckinghamshire Highways are responsible for the maintenance of 2,200 miles of road and 1,500 miles of footpaths in Buckinghamshire, this means we have to prioritise works based on a set criteria which includes issues which may present an immediate danger, or significant inconvenience to users of the roads/footpaths, or to the structural condition of the highway and assets contained with the highway boundary. 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.
Please be assured, we will continue to inspect all roads in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:40, Wednesday 11 October 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.