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Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 13:45, Tue 2 October 2018

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Good afternoon. I'd like to report serious degradation of the road surface in Thornhill, Thornborough. I have counted 70 independent holes, many of which are significant potholes. The worst degradation occurs from the junction with Nash Road down approximately 2/3 the full length of Thornhill to where the bungalows start.

The attached photos illustrate the spread of degradation/potholes which have been present for several years with degradation become more serious throughout 2018. Driving along Thornhill is very difficult to do without your vehicle crashing unavoidably into potholes every time. As these holes are unavoidable it is causing unacceptable wear and tear to residents' vehicles every time they leave and return to their properties. There are simply too many holes and areas of surface-failure to avoid/drive-around, nor is it safe to try to do so.

This is a source of frustration for all residents in the road who feel that remediation has been overlooked on several occasions, particularly when sections of The Green in the center of the village were resurfaced this summer with little apparent need for it - certainly the surface there was in better condition than that of Thornhill. I note that 2 potholes in Thornhill at the junction with Nash Road were filled in w/e 28th Sep 2018 but the remainder have been inexplicably left as is with no further remediation/resurfacing work apparently planned for the future, according to Please can the road condition be reviewed as soon as possible with a view to resurfacing or at the very least the filling of the holes as soon as is practicable?

Sincere thanks.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:50, Tue 2 October 2018

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to inspect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy. Thank you for reporting this matter and this report is now closed.
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:44, Thu 4 October 2018

  • Good afternoon, I note your update with regards to the case I raised earlier this week on the condition of Thornhill. I also note that the answer quoted is a standard text that has been used when closing down other, similar, cases regarding Thornhill. As all photos are demonstrating, the surface of Thornhill is in a frankly disgusting condition with the original 1940s concrete sub-surface showing through place, which is also now degrading too.

    On what basis do Bucks CC measure the condition of the surface as to whether it should require remediation? How bad does it have to become?

    Whilst I am disappointed that this case is not considered serious enough for resolution, I and my fellow residents, would appreciate a better explanation as to *why* Bucks CC deem it to be in apparently appropriate condition, not a standard text which gives no indication as to the rationale.

    Thank you Thornhill resident

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:57, Thu 4 October 2018

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