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Residents driven quackers by pothole

The pothole has been filled, but not by Transport for Bucks

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 1:19pm 28th January 2020. (Updated at 4:12pm 28th January 2020) 2-minute read.

Residents driven quackers by pothole

A pothole on Aylesbury has been filled, with rubber ducks.

Residents of the road in Sewell Close, Haydon Hill say they have reported the road several times.

A report via fixmystreet, says it caused damage to a persons alloy wheel and despite being reported before was not filled as it is not big enough to need it.

An anonymous prankster has highlighted the issue in a novel way.

Ducks in pothole 2

After rain earlier in the week, the pothole has filled with water making it the perfect rubber duck pond. 

Transport for Bucks report thread says it is "In Progress" and says:

"Following the very wet winter period, we have seen a rise in the numbers of potholes and other road related defects across the county. TfB inspectors are actively identifying these defects, with the assistance of members of the public who report defects through FixMyStreet. 

"Repairs are defined in line with our existing maintenance Policy and each are risk assessed, with timescales for repair based on severity of defect. In many cases where multiple defects are present however, the road would most benefit from a more significant patching/surfacing solution.

"If individual defects within these areas have reached the recommended intervention level however, they will be repaired albeit in some circumstances temporarily until the larger more permeant repair is undertaken.

"Buckinghamshire County Council are now commencing a substantial programme of Plane and Patch, which will continue throughout the Spring of 2020, aimed at addressing the weather related deterioration seen in recent months      

"Meanwhile, we would ask members of the public to continue to report defects through FixMyStreet so that they can be correctly assessed and prioritised for treatment."

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