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Thorny bushes extending out onto the narrow pavements up and down Swains Lane, and continuing onto Treadmill Road hill between Loudwater and Flackwell Heath

Reported in the Hedge problem category anonymously at 10:55, Thursday 9 July 2020 using FixMyStreet Pro

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

9th July 2020

Thorny bushes extending out onto the narrow pavements up and down Swains Lane, and continuing onto Treadmill Road hill between Loudwater and Flackwell Heath:

Hi Buckinghamshire Council,

I have previously reported the trees and bushes problem along Treadaway Hill Road going up the hill. I didn't realise that the upper part of the same hill is called Swains Lane. Swains Lane has similar problems as Treadaway Hill Road. Please see the attached pics. Thanks.

Thorny bushes extending out onto the narrow pavements up and down Treadmill Road hill and Swains Lane between Loudwater and Flackwell Heath:

I walked with my small children (or I pushed their double buggy) up and down the hill on the Treadaway Hill Road and Swains Lane between Loudwater and Flackwell Heath, on school days.

In winter, the steeply-inclined pavements are mossy and slippery. In summer, there are many thorny bushes that tend to extend out onto the narrow pavement along side the busy road with lots of cars going up and down in speed.

We have to be extra careful to avoid any thorny branch (which tend to be on the same heights as the children's eyes and faces or going low enough to scratch their little knees and legs) while making sure that we don't fall onto the busy road alongside, while avoiding the overhanging bushes and hedges. My children sometimes came home with scratches on their knees and legs.

As this is essential school route to us (the only bus that runs from Loudwater to Flackwell Heath, Bus 35, runs infrequently and it doesn't run in time for school drop-offs and pick-ups, could you clear the dangerous overhanging thorny bushes from this area and maintain the pavements please? It is used by not just school children and parents but also, walkers and jokers alike.

Thanks so much... Looking forward to hearing from you....

Cheers, Catherine Barry

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:55, Thursday 9 July 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.
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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:54, Thursday 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;
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    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:55, Thursday 9 July 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:55, Thursday 9 July 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 11:55, Thursday 9 July 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:44, Thursday 9 July 2020

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