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Hogfair Lane resident fears worn-down paving could cause accidents

James Hockaday

Fears that a worn-down pavement in Hogfair Lane could cause road accidents have been raised by a 47-year-old man from Burnham.

Matthew Devereux, of Hogfair Lane, fears the damaged footpath could cause pedestrians to fall into the road.

The facilities manager said: “It’s a right state and I’m concerned about elderly people going along it. It’s a bit of a safety issue.”

Matthew and his brother Marcel have raised the issue with Bucks County Council (BCC) who responded on Tuesday, saying it had inspected the pavement and said repairs were not necessary.

Mr Devereux said: “I don’t think it’s acceptable. It won’t be long before someone gets clipped with a wing mirror and they get knocked into the road.”

BCC’s cabinet member for transport Cllr Mark Shaw (Con, Chesham) said: “I do understand residents’ concerns.

“I’d dearly love to have the money to fix every defect right now. The reality is that our budget won’t stretch.”

The county council will monitor the pavement every month and said repairs would be carried out if the problem worsens.

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  • Honestjim

    17:05, 14 December 2016

    I suspect that the county nitwits will borrow yet more money on the existing loan they already have. This means paying back the actual debts way after most of them are six feet under. So until then don't expect anything to be done anytime soon. They spend their money on expensive buildings in aylesbury and glass like roads surrounding those buildings. Incidentially the leaders own town is wonderful and no issues with any of their roads at all. Its a wonderful example of do as i say, rather than as i do. You might get a little help towards next May though.

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  • cityboyraven

    cityboyraven

    17:05, 11 December 2016

    "Your roads are worse than back home," My Nigerian friend told me yesterday. Sure, there's a lot about his neck of the woods that will raise a few eye brows from readers, but he had a point. Funding for road repairs is down and we spend less on the filling of pot holes. Yet more cars are on the over used roads than ever before. Why is this not a bigger issue? After all many residents, myself included, commute to and fro work in the poor roads, damaging cars and increasing insurance cover.

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