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Pavement badly cracked and sinking

Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 18:46, Tuesday 5 March 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5673406.

Pavement leading to the driveway outside 12 Friars Gardens has continued to sink. Particularly noticeable on the eastern end adjacent to the road where there is about a 80-100mm depression (see photos). Overall, a 1-2 square metre area is affected. Now not possible to get a car on / off driveway without grounding when going over the ridge. Recent repair (small amount of tarmac was added to the badly cracked section) was not effective and made no overall impact on the depth of the depressed area, which has continued to sink. Problem exacerbated by further recent repair work along the margin of the pavement and my drive (by broadband contractors), which has made the ridge between the drive and the pavement even higher. Whole pavement area leading to my house driveway needs to be made level to make it possible to drive a car onto the driveway without the car grounding.

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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 18:46, Tuesday 5 March 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 10:53, Friday 22 March 2024

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