Near Marsh Farm entrance
Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 14:44, Tue 21 November 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5237782.
This may have been reported under drainage, but the problem is not a drainage issue - it's the road surface itself which is breaking down. Because there is no kerb along this stretch there is nothing stopping cars driving off the edge into the ditch which is dangerous (and what a lorry did about 2 weeks ago!)
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 14:44, Tue 21 November 2023
We have investigated the issue reported and found that it is on private land. However, we do have powers under Section 154 (1) of the Highways Act 1980, to advise the owner/occupier of adjoining land they are required to cut back vegetation so as to remove the cause or likelihood of danger, obstruction or interference to the users of the Highway (footpath).
In most cases the vegetation is cut back very quickly by the owner/occupier, but in some instances this can be a lengthier process but be assured we will follow due process to ensure the work is carried out.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:42, Fri 1 December 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.