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Storm drain not capable of taking the amount of rainwater running down Prescott Avenue

Reported by Tony Radburn at 20:19, Wed 5 December 2018

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This storm drain has been incapable of coping with the volume of water running down Prescott Avenue for over 10 years and the problem gets worse every year. Last December Thames Water confirmed to me that the underground drainage is good but the gulley to the drain isn't big enough and that the problem is that of the Highways department. This took years to establish. 12 months later and still nothing has been done.

Council ref: ENQ18820894

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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 20:20, Wed 5 December 2018

  • 3 times in the last week this drain has failed to cope with the volume of water it is expected to manage.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 11:33, Sun 16 December 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:11, Thursday 3 January 2019

  • Twice since my last update on the 16th December my garden has been flooded due to the incapability of this drain. This hasn't been due to heavy rain either. This is consistent drizzle which is even more concerning.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 23:15, Thursday 3 January 2019

  • This was Saturday 19th January. It didn't rain that heavy but enough for the drain to not cope with the volume of water. As you can see it caused a bus to swerve to try and miss it. One day something will be coming the other way. Has it got to take an accident before the highways department do something abut it? It seems so. I will certainly provide any pictorial evidence and correspondence to anyone injured who feels they will have a case against the highways department who don't seem to have a care of duty to this problem. There has already been 2 injured people due to this inadequate drain. How many more before the highways department act?

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 23:53, Tuesday 22 January 2019

  • Thank you for your report. The strom drain in this location has recently been unblocked and no flooding issues were present during my site visit on Tuesday 12.3.19.during really heavy rain. I have been passed your concerns to a Highway and Drainage officer.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:39, Thursday 14 March 2019

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