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Rough metal on broken bollard in Car Park approach

Reported via mobile in the Other car park issue category anonymously at 17:23, Friday 10 May 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 2 days, 16 hours, 27 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 5957503.

In the entrance approach road to Amersham Old Town Car Park, a sunken bollard with a metal top has deformed and rough edges and is a risk of puncture to cars entering the car park. The bollard seems to have been superseded by a newer one nearby, and needs to be covered up, or removed entirely.

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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 in these cases no action will be taken.

    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 17:23, Friday 10 May 2024

  • Update

    We have reviewed the issue reported and have amended the category; this will ensure your report is directed to the most appropriate team at the council.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:28, Monday 13 May 2024

  • This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.