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    Posted: 04 November 2020 at 1:39pm
Joiners lane is a joke, how many times as Bucks CC or their contractors attempted to repair the road / resurface it over the last few years.  Huge waste of taxpayers money.  Odd as Denham Lane was resurfaced a few years back when it was in a terrible state and that is still ok.

After it has rained, there is little point trying to get to St Giles via Chesham Lane due to the multiple lakes. Part of that is hopeless maintenance of the drains by Bucks CC locally, partly due to HS2 and the run off from the new tarmac - which brings around the third cause in the village - all our trees and hedges are being cut down and front gardens paved over, so the water has nowhere to go except the lowest point.  I drove through the new Holy Cross development the other night, it was awful, solid brickwork, no hedges, no front gardens, no wonder Lower Road is always flooding now.  

I also drove down School Lane the other day, lots of updated and new houses especially at the top, but when I did my paper round there in the 80's the road had tree canopy - all the big trees seem to have gone.


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Totally agree.
Bucks CC also repaired Joiners Lane recently all the potholes except one - up by Denham Lane.

Why do the others and leave just one unrepaired!!

I think I actually know the answer - It was only 1 inch deep and not 2 inches.
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No brainer, if you can afford to get out.
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Some are going to the West Country, but a smattering everywhere. Fed up with the rat race round here, poor roads (they are definitely the worst having occasionally cycled in a few counties this year), lower housing costs etc
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brewski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2020 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by watsy watsy wrote:

So many of my friends are leaving the area because of the state of Chiltern / Bucks, so disappointing.

And going where?

There seems to be a exodus towards the west country.

And I can't blame them.🥺
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So many of my friends are leaving the area because of the state of Chiltern / Bucks, so disappointing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EmmaO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2020 at 8:47pm
Sorry Motty I missed your question! That was me typing in a hurry, I agree with what you said re America and disagree with the earlier poster that we should be more like America! That'll teach me!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EmmaO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2020 at 8:44pm
Agree with you purbeck girl that they lost all their central funding I believe, £80million? something like that, hence the frustration with why this is such a staunch Tory area, we keep letting them do it to us. Equally they shouldn't be wasting what funds they do have which they are on an epic scale.

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Originally posted by purbeckgirl purbeckgirl wrote:

I think the cycle lane thing was a specific grant from the government that could be used for only this purpose. 
Still our (taxpayers) hard earned money!
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I think the cycle lane thing was a specific grant from the government that could be used for only this purpose. 
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