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Pavement along A4155 opposite Westhorpe Lane towards Winchbottom Lane

Reported in the Footpath / pavement problem category by Helen Fisher at 17:51, Thu 9 July 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

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Severely overgrown hedges on shared cycle/foot path mean that you have to go to the very outside of the path to get past putting you right next to fast-moving and heavy traffic, see the photo. One false step or wobble and you will be in the road with potentially fatal consequences. This is a shared path but to pass someone, one of you would have to step into the carriageway. Currently this path is unsafe to use. The hedge has been permitted to grow into the pathway for 2+ years and the path has been narrowed by encroaching soil and vegetation for at least as long. The actual width of the path should be much wider and could be scraped back to restore it as well as cutting the hedge back.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:51, Thu 9 July 2020

  • 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;
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:38, Fri 10 July 2020

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