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Ford Road, Ford, in the right hand grass verge when walking Haddenham towards Hartwell

Reported via iOS in the Manhole cover broken/missing category anonymously at 03:53, Mon 13 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5203164.

Missing/ broken drain cover, leaving a rectangular opening in the grass verge that any pedestrian could fall in, to a depth of 4 feet. The opening is at right angles to the road and is 3 foot long by 1 foot wide. The location is best described from the perspective of someone on foot who is following The Aylesbury Ring long distance walking route. Coming from the direction of Ford, you meet Ford Road at a gate through the hedge. Ford Road is a fast, busy road with NO FOOTPATH on either side of the road. The walker needs to turn right and keep on the grassy verge for about 100 metres, before crossing the road to the gate through the hedge on the other side of Ford Road. But it is 15 metres along the right hand grassy verge that the pedestrian is at enormous risk of stepping into the void. The verge grass is long. As an extreme hazard to pedestrians the void is unmarked in any way. I think this walking route may also form part of the The Wychert Way. Thank you

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate, 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 03:53, Mon 13 November 2023

  • Update - We have carried out an inspection of the area and our assessment is that this issue reported is the responsibility of the Utility Company (Water board, BT, gas etc). We have forwarded the details of your report (excluding your contact details) to them, this means we are unable to provide you with any updates on this enquiry, if you wish to receive updates or progress chase this issue with the utility company, below are the contact details for utility companies operating in Buckinghamshire. To ensure the report is actioned as quickly as possible by the Utility Company, you are able to report these issues directly to them. To assist you, below are the contact details for the utility companies operating in Buckinghamshire.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:35, Tuesday 6 February 2024

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