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PITIFUL PAVEMENT: Gerrards Cross pavement still in a ‘shocking’ state despite council assurances

 Published on: 16th July 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local resident has said that the pavement on a Gerrards Cross road is still in a bad way, despite assurances from the council that it would be fixed.

The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, first contacted Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross News in January, stating that the pavement on Dukes Wood Drive had become dangerous.

Upon contacting Buckinghamshire Council (BC) at the time, a spokesperson stated that technicians had been to visit the site and a work order had been raised for repairs to be completed within the next month.

But the resident has been back in touch, stating that nothing has been done to improve the situation.

They said: “The state of the roads is still shocking. The pavements remain as they were, even though the council reported they would take action.”

Councillor Steven Broadbent, BC’s cabinet member for transport, speaking on July 10, said: “We are aware of defects caused by tree roots at a number of points. The original issue reported to us was listed for attention but this work has been delayed. We sincerely apologise for this delay and are not currently able to confirm the date for the repairs. We recognise that the situation requires monitoring, so a technician will re-attend this site within 24 hours and will make arrangements to get this work completed as a matter of urgency, within our planned 28-day timescale.

“We do attend all sites where defects are reported and would continue to ask residents to report any problems with roads and pavements using Fix My Street at”

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1 Comment

  1. Rob H July 16th, 2023, 8:37 pm

    The state of our roads is atrocious. Having recently spent a week in France, in both Dunkirk and le Touquet it was immediately noticeable how poor our roads are and how little investment there is in them.
    Those responsible should be embarrassed.

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