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Unsafe footpath

Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 10:18, Monday 22 February 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

The footpath along longbottom lane from the corner opposite where public footpath BEA/16/1 meets Longbottom Lane to the corner of Bottom Lane is unsafe for use. The footpath itself is covered in deep mud and leaves, so is very slippery and almost impossible to walk along. If you walk along the verge between the footpath and the road, this has been used so much that it is also muddy and slippery and is VERY close to the road that is used by high speed traffic - it would be very easy to slip and fall onto the road. With the temporary closure of footpath BEA/15/1, this is the ONLY walking route between Beaconsfield and Seer Green so is being very heavily used. There is a tarmac footpath under all the mud and leaves - please can these be cleared so that the footpath is useable.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:23, Monday 22 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:00, Monday 22 February 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:
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:01, Monday 22 February 2021

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