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Insufficient kerb high leading to flooding of the footpath

Reported via desktop in the Kerb damage / issue category anonymously at 10:37, Thursday 8 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5547618.

When it rains, due to kerb high (lack of a defined kerb at this point) water flows over the kerb onto the footpath, this causes flooding of path (overflow of water on the adjacent property). The flooding on the footpath creates a dangerous situation for users of the path and due to the continue overflow of water onto path, the path is constantly muddy creating a very slippery surface for users to the footpath. The kerb needs to either be lifted or replaced with a defined curb to prevent water flooding the footpath. Worth noting the path is in constant use by residents of the the village young and old, able bodied and disabled, the situation needs to be remedied to ensure safe use and enjoyed for residents. I can see work has been done in the past to try and remedy the situation but alas it has not been sufficient to stop the water ingress onto the path. Thank you and take care

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  • The report has been passed to the Highway Officer, who will carry out an inspection of the issue within 10 working days, emergency defects will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the defect or other suitable action. If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the defect safe.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will not be repaired as it has been classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:45, Thursday 8 February 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has attended the site and carried an inspection based on your report.

    We assess repairs in accordance with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy. This allows us to prioritise the most serious repairs to be completed urgently, with more minor defects such as this one being planned to be completed within 6-8 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:56, Wednesday 21 February 2024

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