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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