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Verge at the corner of Bockmer Road and Bockmer End Road in Bockmer End

Reported in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 14:28, Friday 28 August 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Two large trenches were dug in June and left unfilled. The trenches are at least 1.4m deep and one trench is 19m long the other is 10m. this is a extremely dangerous to leave these trenches open and could cause serious injury expecially as the nettles are overgrowing the trenches so that is difficult to see where the trenches are. I have reported this via the phone over a month ago and given a reference number of 46072538 but this does not seem to work. Contacting Bucks transport leaves me on perpetual hold as noone seems to pick up.

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  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:28, Friday 28 August 2020

  • Photos as requested but these were taken over a month ago and nettles have grown to the extent that the trenches are obscured by foliage which is very dangerous as they are 1.4m deep.

    Posted anonymously at 15:01, Friday 28 August 2020

  • The foliage and nettles have grown to almost cover the span of the trenches them making only visible from the road at the moment and this is only since June when they were dug. Anyone walking across the top of this verge would not be able to see the span of these trenches and there is a real concern that someone could fall down them and seriously injury themselves as they are so deep. The open trenches now make it impossible/dangerous to cut/strim the verge which is done by the Council once a year to clear the view from the left for cars coming to the road junction from Lower woodend, it is only a matter of time before someone is injured. Two calls to Highways has resulted revealed that paperwork for the works carried out can not be found. Any my refernces numbers not working.

    Posted by Chris Larsen at 08:10, Monday 14 September 2020

  • Thank you for your report.
    An initial assessment has been made and further work to investigate your enquiry is required. This should be completed within the next 10 days.
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    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:53, Monday 14 September 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note 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.
    Our Highways Inspection Policy can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:10, Wednesday 30 September 2020

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:10, Wednesday 30 September 2020

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