No zig-zags outside school exit
Reported via iOS in the Road lines / road markings category anonymously at 17:01, Monday 12 February 2024
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5567603.
Denham Green School has two exits, used by the school at going home time. However only one of them has safety railings and zig-zags lines outside it.
I think it would improve the safety for children, if both exits had barriers and zig-zags.
This has been passed to the Highway Officer to investigate, they will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days.
All our roads are subject to safety inspections, and this includes identifying any markings that are badly damaged or degraded so we may already be aware of this issue and have raised a job to have them refreshed if this is the case we will update you that it is a duplicate job/enquiry.
If we were not aware of this issue, we will update you on what action will be taken, this may include adding the road markings to a package of works to be carried out at a later date.
Please note, the ambient temperature drops, and the air becomes much more humid during the winter months and materials won’t bond with the surface when it’s wet, defeating the purpose of applying them at all. Adding markings to a wet surface will essentially mean they become diluted. The moisture present on the road and also in the air will affect the finished quality of the markings, impacting their appearance and longevity, for this reason we only refresh road markings during winter months if there is a specific safety issue.
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 in these cases no action will be taken.
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:01, Monday 12 February 2024
Buckinghamshire Highways operates two methods for safety defect identification; proactively by Highway Inspectors who identify safety defects in line with Buckinghamshire Councils' Highway Inspection Policy and reactively by Local Area Technicians following reports from the public. On receipt of reports, our Highway Inspection team make an assessment, determine if works are required and if so, the appropriate response times and repair method. It is in these instances only the larger defects are repaired; those which meet the safety intervention levels as outlined in the Inspection Policy. Any remaining defects are monitored for deterioration and added to other programmes of work for repair when resources are available. We also monitor and inspect the quality of repairs aiming to ensure that any work is carried out to the best and most appropriate standard.
It is regrettably the case that the limited annual funding available to Buckinghamshire Council each year is insufficient to address all defects identified. For this reason, whilst priority defects will receive a repair within appropriate timescales as dictated by the above policy, more minor defects such as the defect you have reported may not be immediately scheduled for repair. An order for a repair remains in our system for when resource allows and we will continue to monitor the location for any further deterioration.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:02, Tuesday 13 February 2024
This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.