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Opposite Long Readings Lane

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 19:28, Wed 4 December 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Gulley is blocked and surrounding road surface is breaking up. The resulting hole being a probable hazard to cyclists and motorcyclists especially when hidden by water due to the blocking of the gulley. Breakup has been quite quick due to the heavy lorry traffic from the local gravel extraction.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 19:30, Wed 4 December 2019

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:56, Thu 5 December 2019

  • I note that yesterday someone came and marked next to the gulley a White Cross. I'm just letting you know that cross has warn/washed away.

    Posted anonymously at 15:10, Fri 6 December 2019

  • I see someone has been today and filled the holes around the gully. Seems they had too much tarmac so used it to fill the gully even more and what they couldn't get in the gulley then left on the grass verge. Needless to say the gulley is till blocked.

    Posted anonymously at 19:25, Friday 10 January 2020

  • I feel I have been quite patient over this blocked gulley but it has now got to the state that it is virtually impossible to exit or access my property on foot safely during wet weather.

    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Thursday 5 March 2020

  • Would someone please tell me on what planet this constitutes unblocking a gulley??? At least before the water eventually drained away but I fail to see how it will now. This will result in the junction of Long Readings Lane with Farnham Lane completely flooding when it next rains making it a hazard to both pedestrians and traffic alike.

    Posted anonymously at 14:18, Friday 6 March 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:38, Friday 6 March 2020

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:37, Monday 9 March 2020

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