Sinkhole opens up on Beaconsfield main road

Picture of sinkhole which opened up earlier this year in Walters Ash

Sinkhole opens up on main road

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A SINKHOLE has opened up on a main road in Beaconsfield today.

The hole which Transport for Bucks has confirmed they are looking to fix was cordoned off this morning.

It is not known when the hole in Holtspur Top Lane appeared.

A TfB spokesman said: “This is a sinkhole. We currently have Ground Penetrating Radar going onto site to see what's going on underneath the surface of the road and we will make plans for fixing it after this has been done.

“Our Local Area Technician for this area is regularly checking it and we have coned off the area to make it safe.”

This is the third major sinkhole to appear in the county in just under six months.

A 30ft deep sinkhole opened up on a driveway in Walters Ash in February, swallowing a parked car.

Since then other sinkholes have been reported to the Bucks Free Press with a six-foot deep hole appearing in a Gerrards Cross garden towards the end of last year.

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2:50pm Fri 16 May 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

If they can't fix a pothole that's a few inches deep, how can we expect them to fix this to a safe standard?
If they can't fix a pothole that's a few inches deep, how can we expect them to fix this to a safe standard? Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 26

3:08pm Fri 16 May 14

Gaulnut says...

Surely we could have got a "Transport for Bucks are looking into it" gag in there somewhere.
Surely we could have got a "Transport for Bucks are looking into it" gag in there somewhere. Gaulnut
  • Score: 13

3:13pm Fri 16 May 14

Darren Hayday says...

Well - I can safely say, without a shadow of any doubt whatsoever.. It is a Cat 1 pothole and should be filled by law! Sooner rather than later! ;op
Well - I can safely say, without a shadow of any doubt whatsoever.. It is a Cat 1 pothole and should be filled by law! Sooner rather than later! ;op Darren Hayday
  • Score: 6

5:09pm Fri 16 May 14

motco says...

Holtspur Top Lane may be a rat-run but it's not a main road; it's residential and unclassified.
Holtspur Top Lane may be a rat-run but it's not a main road; it's residential and unclassified. motco
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Fri 16 May 14

s6blr says...

Well if TfB (aka: toys for boys) is involved don't expect much other than their yabba-yabba wobble "we're going to do something about it...." Type of attitude..
Well if TfB (aka: toys for boys) is involved don't expect much other than their yabba-yabba wobble "we're going to do something about it...." Type of attitude.. s6blr
  • Score: 6

9:19pm Fri 16 May 14

Faerbs says...

Where is it what is he road called
Where is it what is he road called Faerbs
  • Score: -3

12:28pm Sat 17 May 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Faerbs wrote:
Where is it what is he road called
motco says...

Holtspur Top Lane may be a rat-run but it's not a main road; it's residential and unclassified.
[quote][p][bold]Faerbs[/bold] wrote: Where is it what is he road called[/p][/quote]motco says... Holtspur Top Lane may be a rat-run but it's not a main road; it's residential and unclassified. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Mon 19 May 14

jxr says...

Faerbs wrote:
Where is it what is he road called
And again in English please.
[quote][p][bold]Faerbs[/bold] wrote: Where is it what is he road called[/p][/quote]And again in English please. jxr
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Thu 22 May 14

naphillgirl says...

There is one appearing outside the village hall in Naphill today. I phoned Highways and they said they would get some to come and look at it as an urgent request.
There is one appearing outside the village hall in Naphill today. I phoned Highways and they said they would get some to come and look at it as an urgent request. naphillgirl
  • Score: -1

11:06am Fri 23 May 14

ShamofBucksCC says...

Nothing a good fracking won't cure I'm sure
Nothing a good fracking won't cure I'm sure ShamofBucksCC
  • Score: -1

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