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AI am drawing attention to a 2 hundred yard stretch of the B1042 approaching Sandy with Swaden junction on the right hand side.

Reported via desktop in the Verges category by Martin John Pettitt at 12:57, Monday 26 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359755.

There are a number of matters which require intervention. Together they are creating road safety issues for motorists and pedestrians not to mention potential law enforcement problems plus inconvenience and having a notable aesthetic impact when entering the town. 1. The 30 / 50mph sign has been hit and is currently parallel to the highway. 2. The Right turn direction sign opposite the Swaden Junction and roundabout signs are totally obscured by the overgrown trees. 3. The Sandy Town entrance sign has been totally enveloped by the trees and shrubs. 4. The overhanging tress and shrubs are creating an obstruction and forcing pedestrians walking in either direction towards the carriageway. The ultimate solution may require the involvement of adjacent landowners, including possibly Sandy Town Council but I suggest the problems require CBC as the Highways authority taking the lead and resolving the various signage problems and clearing overgrown trees and shrubs growing on the roadside verges.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:57, Monday 26 July 2021

  • Are there any plans to address the issues raised in this report please? Leaving aside aesthetic considerations the signage remains obscured as in parts is the very well used footpath.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 07:33, Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • Are there any plans to address the issues raised in this report please? Leaving aside aesthetic considerations the signage remains obscured as in parts is the very well used footpath.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Martin Pettitt at 07:33, Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    Following you report we have carried out an inspection and raised an order to repair your identified issue and this has now been added to our programme of works.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:02, Wednesday 1 September 2021

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