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Farmer: 'Council is too slow in repairing dangerous manhole'
A FARMER from Princes Risborough has blasted the county council for not fixing a manhole, which he says is a danger to the public.
Stuart Mcintosh, of Little Horsenden Farm, said about 13 months ago a Bucks County Council worker broke a manhole on the side of the Lower Icknield Way when they were mowing the verge.
He said he reported it to the council straight away but it has still not been fixed.
The cover is broken in half and he said he worries for the public's safety.
Mr Mcintosh said: "I have tried to get hold of the council again and tried to get sense out of it.
"If any child fell down that then that would kill them. I don't want to say these things and do nothing."
He said that people walk along the verge to get to the Phoenix Trail, as they park in the lay-by further up.
Mr Mcintosh said he has put a cone there to alert people to the danger, but that was stolen, and he has currently placed a blue palette over the hole. He added: "You try and help the council and you just get nowhere."
Rosemary Bryant, from Transport for Buckinghamshire, said: "Our local area technician (LAT) received a report of the broken manhole on the verge of the B4009 Lower Icknield Way between Longwick and Bledlow on 04/07/12.
"He has been out to inspect it but the location given is a two mile long stretch of verge. The LAT has written to the customer asking for a photograph so that he can better identify the area in order to inspect it."