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Both side of the road from junction with Whitehouse Lane towards Loudwater

Reported in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 16:04, Tue 9 July 2019

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 41 minutes later

Footpath on south side of the road has soil intrusion and plant overgrowth significantly narrowing the path where the metal fencing is. On the north side of the carriageway there is also plant overgrowth making the path difficult to use, with areas that you have to step into the road.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:45, Tue 9 July 2019

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:45, Wed 10 July 2019

  • Again I must bring the problem of part of the footpath along the side of the A40 (westbound) starting across the road opposite to Whitehill Lane & running for some 100 metres down in the direction of Knaves Hollow. How anyone can say this 100 metres is not dangerous beggars understanding, as the metal guard rail erected in the past is right up against the inner edge of the footpath, & therefore traps pedestrians against the road with that in itself being a dangerous situation. But with the considerable encroachment of plant growth and soil onto the footpath along the length of the guard rail overtime the footpath has been narrowed by more than 50% making it even more dangerous to use as one is forced to walk right up against the curb along the road. Just in the last few weeks the road between Watery Lane & Hedley View has been resurfaced, and new road markings added, but those road markings are directing traffic to move even closer to the footpaths on both sides of this section of the A40 thereby increasing the danger to pedestrians. Someone though (thankfully) used their wisdom to have the trees and bushes along the whole length of the east bound side of the A40 from Hedley View to Whitehill Lane cut right back, & even more importantly the encroaching soil has been cleared as well making it FAR MORE user friendly (for want of a better phrase) & giving a greater safety factor for pedestrians using that side. Why though leave the 100 metres along the opposite side where the guard rail is unattended? It is just indefensable, as that small section has to be the most dangerous 100 metres of the A40 from Holtspur to the large roundabout where the Tesco superstore is for pedestrians. Use it, & one will understand what I am talking about as from Holtspur to the Tesco roundabout the A40 is heavly used not only by cars & vans, but by the largest of lorries, especially those that have to come from the quarry at Holtspur to access the M40. And the 40 mile an hour speed limit is a total joke, disregarded by virtually every vehicle, and add the fact going westbound they are coming downhill with the metal guard setting right on the apex of the bend in the road & you have a combination of dangerous factors working together & against pedestrians. Many people use the footpath & as we are all encouraged to walk or bike, & use cars, etc. less, then help us by giving a little support, and clear the soil & plant encroachment back to the edge of the footpath where the guard rail is to allow us to at least be able to walk a slight more safely. So little to ask, & so little for the council to do. Mr. Elkins

    Posted anonymously at 11:39, Wed 14 August 2019

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:19, Fri 24 December 2021

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