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Station Road Ampthill MK45 2QU

Reported via desktop in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 14:27, Sat 27 November 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 364221.

Further to my report ref. 36 40 37 on 22.11.21 concerning the retaining timber wall along the North side of Station Road Ampthill, there have been further timbers falling onto the pavement. These sometimes lie on the pavement with the long screws facing upwards. This constitutes a serious hazzard to the many pedestrians including children who use this route to schools in this road. Some pictures taken on 27.11.21 have been attached.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:27, Sat 27 November 2021

  • Along Station Road, Ampthill, timber baulks continue to fall from the retaining wall against Coopers Heath's bank. They then lie on the pavement with the long screws facing upwards. This problem was reported to Central Beds Council in July 2018 and was then referred to Ampthill Town Council as it's ATC's responsibility. ATC advised they would arrange for repairs but to date nothing has been done. There are at present 10 or more baulks coming away from the banking. If it wasn't for local people making the baulks safe by moving or removing them there might have been some serious injuries as this pavement is in constant use for access to the schools. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME URGENT ACTION HERE!

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://www.fixmystreet.com/ photo/ c/ 6873898.0.full.jpeg?8ee07b2a ]

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:35, Thursday 24 February 2022

  • Along Station Road, Ampthill, timber baulks continue to fall from the retaining wall against Coopers Heath's bank. They then lie on the pavement with the long screws facing upwards. This problem was reported to Central Beds Council in July 2018 and was then referred to Ampthill Town Council as it's ATC's responsibility. ATC advised they would arrange for repairs but to date nothing has been done. There are at present 10 or more baulks coming away from the banking. If it wasn't for local people making the baulks safe by moving or removing them there might have been some serious injuries as this pavement is in constant use for access to the schools. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME URGENT ACTION HERE!

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 16:35, Thursday 24 February 2022

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We are currently assessing the report. If anything further is required, one of our engineers will contact you using the contact details provided.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:35, Thursday 3 March 2022

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

    This matter is for Ampthill Town Council, I have sent an email to the relevant parties there, please chase them at your convenience:

    Ampthill Town Council
    Park Lodge, Ampthill Great Park, Woburn Street
    Bedford, MK45 2HX
    Telephone: 01525 404355
    Email: council@ampthill-tc.gov.uk
    Council Officers - Email Addresses:
    Town Clerk: Susan Foulkes - townclerk@ampthill-tc.gov.uk
    Deputy Clerk: Donna Searle - deputyclerk@ampthill-tc.gov.uk
    Park and Amenities Manager: Phil Nicholson - parkmanager@ampthill-tc.gov.uk
    Events & Community Engagment Officer: Cheryl Coverdale - community@ampthill-tc.gov.uk

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:34, Tuesday 8 March 2022

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