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Gas works dumping ground mess

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 16:13, Tue 14 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5211460.

All the earth, tarmac and muck from the ongoing gas works in the Candlemas mead and Candlemas lane area is being dumped on the communal grass on Candlemas Mead. This is an area that children play and I have contacted the council previously about moving the site. The contractors have now dumped a load of very wet mud over the road, parking and grass. The barriers are pushed out too far into the street and the whole thing is an absolute mess. We need this cleaned up and the dumping ground moved to a more suitable place. This will become a significant safety issue as the weather becomes colder and the forecast for more rain.

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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 16:13, Tue 14 November 2023

  • Update

    The issue/defect has been made safe with a temporary repair. A permanent repair will be made when resource is available.

    Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:57, Wednesday 10 January 2024

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