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Overgrown verge

Reported via desktop in the Hedge problem category by Jane MacBean at 12:04, Tuesday 26 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

As you travel up Hivings Hill there is no grass verge or footpath for approximately ⅔ of the road. Between Valley View and Hillside the left hand side used to be free of vegetation and was made up of concrete slabs with drainage holes. Over the last few years shrubs and trees have self-seeded, have now become overgrown and are encroaching on the public highway itself. It has reached the stage where road signs and highways warning posts have been completely engulfed. Cars travelling up the Hill have to veer across the white line into oncoming traffic to prevent vehicles being hit and damaged by branches and vegetation. The situation is becoming more and more dangerous along what is a very busy road and a public bus route. All of the vegetation needs to be cut right back or removed so there is no chance of it encroaching on the highway and to uncover the road signs.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:04, Tuesday 26 January 2021

  • Thank you for your report; the repair 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 as we programme the work on a priority basis (in line with our Highway Inspection Policy). This does mean that sometimes planned programme times may need to be changed due to priority based working.
    Please be assured this problem 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 13:17, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:13, Friday 5 February 2021

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