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Pampas grass obstructing pavement and risk to underground services

Reported via desktop in the Weed problem on the highway category anonymously at 13:15, Thu 18 August 2022

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

This plant grows very rapidly and obstructs the pavement. It also has leaves with dangerously sharp edges. The root system will be extensive and is a risk to the water main and electricity cables which are close by. I do not know how close the gas main is. Although it is on Council land I have frequently paid to have the plant trimmed. I would now like it completely removed to avoid further expense, inconvenience and damage. I had it trimmed this week and it will be easier to remove it before it regrows.

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  • An officer will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days and arrange to have the issue resolved as soon as possible after that.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:15, Thu 18 August 2022

  • Update

    We have now inspected the area and our assessment is that no action is required at this stage.

    The issue you reported will be added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:00, Mon 22 August 2022

  • We have contacted the customer separately regarding this.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:00, Mon 22 August 2022

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:22, Thu 27 October 2022

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