Take responsibility for pavement care
I AM writing to you regarding a community concern, reclaiming the pavement and even the footpaths in the village.
All pavements when they were built had solid boundary lines on the edges to protect them.
Over a number of years Bucks County Council (BCC) and residents have allowed growth onto the pavements. Furthermore parking although not illegal on pavements cause problems to people who are old, blind, disabled or with children. This parking also damages the pavement with soil and dirt getting into the cracks and then weeds start growing on them.
BCC has in recent years started passing service duties to parishes. We recently carried out work of clearing pavements in Chalfont Road which were completely covered in mud and overgrowth at a cost to us.
The LGA has got to find approximately £3.5 billion of savings in the next five years. In the last five years councils have made savings and kept services going. Now services may be effected.
I am trying to urge residents and volunteers to help clean up the pavements. One only has to clear outside their main residence and may be a bit more. Quite a number of residents already have green bins where they can dispose the waste. Also being summer it will be easier. If residents do this it will save costs for the parish which it can use for other purposes.
The message I am trying to relay is for residents to take some social responsibility. CLLR SIDDHARTH PATEL Seer Green, Beaconsfield