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NN135YD Buckingham road between the westbury road and the Wood Green road

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 13:39, Saturday 15 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6111185.

On Saturday, the 8th of June 2024 at around 5 o’clock while Travelling between the Westbury Road to the Woodgreen Road along the Buckingham Road I hit a pothole It immediately flattened my tire and I had to wait for help to pick me up . The pothole has bent the inside of my alloy wheel. It’s going to cost me £520 to get mended. I am a single mother and I was driving home from work after an eight hour shift. I tried to work close to home so I don’t have to do any driving. I gave up my Teaching assistant job as that meant driving for 35 minutes true pothole ridden roads now I only have to travel 15 minutes from home yet I still hit a pothole. I was only taking this route back this day as an alternative route in preparation for the Grand Prix which is going to take over the roads in the area when I’m working so I had to find an alternative route, I compensation for this I pay my taxes. I don’t see why I should have to pay a single penny more.

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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 13:39, Saturday 15 June 2024

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 22:52, Sunday 16 June 2024

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