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Bollards B2836 & B2837 on the A416

Reported via desktop in the Bollard light not working category by Tony Steel at 09:31, Sat 18 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5226202.

This was a traffic island with illuminated bollards, white beacon lamp and downlighters above Keep Left signs.

A car ran into this about two years ago (I think, it's been so long I can't remember) and apart from the initial cleaning up of the debris left by the collision, nothing has been done to repair the installation.

I read with interest your Highway safety inspection policy which says, amongst other things:

"The establishment of an effective regime of inspection, assessment, recording and prioritisation of defect repairs is a crucial component of highway maintenance."

"Highway Safety Inspections are designed to identify, record and prioritise the repair of defects which may present an immediate danger, or significant inconvenience to users of the highway…"

Are pedestrians considered as users of the highway, when they must cross said highway?

Is it not reasonable to expect that given the Buckinghamshire Council's Inspection regime which is carried out we are informed "In line with national codes of good practice…" that such defects as an almost completely destroyed traffic island installation might be repaired within a reasonable timeframe? Certainly, quicker than say, a year?

I'm quoting from your "Highway safety inspection policy" as the section named "Walking, cycling and wheeling" seems to be geared exclusively towards walking, cycling and wheeling out in the countryside as a leisure activity and does not mention the pavements upon which the majority of us need to walk every day, in fact I can find no section about pavements and your commitment to their upkeep. I'm not saying it's not there; I just can't find it.

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  • The Street Lighting Team will carry out an inspection and order a repair if required, this can take up to 20 working days; however, due to the exceptionally high volume of reports currently being received, it may at present take longer than usual to complete this initial assessment.

    Once the issue has been investigated, the team will order any necessary repair.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:31, Sat 18 November 2023

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our Highways Safety Inspections, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:09, Friday 16 February 2024

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