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Blocked drain causing flooding

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 09:52, Fri 30 November 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Blocked drain outside 37 Upper High Street at the junction with Nelson Street causing surface water on road and potential flooding to basement if not cleared.

Council ref: ENQ18820462

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:55, Fri 30 November 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:35, Mon 3 December 2018

  • Please could the team also investigate the similarly blocked drain outside 38 Upper High Street. Neither of these two drains are able to cope with the run-off of heavy rain from Nelson St and the water on Upper High Street.

    Posted anonymously at 09:34, Fri 7 December 2018

  • I note this was scheduled to be fixed on 3rd December 2018, and yet nothing has happened.

    I have attached pictures to show how it is currently.

    I will state here that I have expensive musical equipment in my basement, and if it gets ruined due to your negligence for not having fixed a problem that you were alerted to 16 months ago, I will be forced to sue you for the replacement.

    Please just get this fixed.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 17:29, Monday 10 February 2020

  • And the run-off simply flows down Upper High Street to the next drain outside the dentist's premises (corner of Nelson Street and Upper High Street) which requires investigation as it cannot cope with the volume of water. This was also reported in December 2018.

    Posted anonymously at 09:05, Tuesday 11 February 2020

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