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Fairfield Estate, Biggleswade

Reported via desktop in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 10:22, Tuesday 27 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359789.

I have lived at Beech Avenue for the last 8 years and during this time the alleyways/walkways on this 1970's estate have steadily deteriorated with invasive vegetation and crumbling/cracked surfaces. Many people use these routes including, I have noticed, young children on bikes and there is a clear safety issue. One resident recalls that since arriving in the mid 1980's these walkways were well-managed but this no longer appears to be the case. Working for a Local Authority myself I know that budgets are tight but these communal estate areas are a cause for concern. I am willing to meet with a surveyor to talk through concerns raised and whilst I do not speak for residents of the estate, I am sure that positive action to address the vegetation and surfacing will be most welcome. The areas of concern are too large for a single individual or small group to tackle but I would be prepared to engage with the community here to see if a small workforce can be assembled. However, I suggest that what is required is a comprehensive resurfacing scheme.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:22, Tuesday 27 July 2021

  • Thank you for making a report, however Central Bedfordshire Council are not responsible for this matter. Your report will now be closed by us.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:45, Thursday 29 July 2021

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