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The storm gulley isnt capable of taking all the rain water which causes flooding in the road

Reported by Tony Radburn at 23:30, Wed 24 April 2019

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

“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” The above was the reply I received after my last notification of a problem, the below was my response on the 15th March. So far I haven't had a response. I'm at a loss that you can make a judgement on one days rainfall when this problem has been ongoing for nearly 10 years. I would like to believe this is the case and that I wont experience flooding in my garden again but somehow I know I will have pictorial evidence in the next few months that this isn't the case. What I find difficult to understand is that Thames Water have thoroughly checked the drainage system all the way down Prescott Avenue and beyond the drain in question and have diagnosed that the gully in question can only cope with a certain amount of water yet someone probably sat in their vehicle for 10 minutes watching moderate rainfall on one particular day can make a judgement call and close a case. I would suggest the person who made this decision contact Thames Water and ask to see the result of their findings on the 9th December 2017.

Council ref: ENQ19831980

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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 23:35, Wed 24 April 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:36, Thu 23 May 2019

  • Still no change,

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 10:54, Sun 23 June 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:02, Mon 22 July 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:00, Sat 24 August 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:53, Sat 21 September 2019

  • Still no change. It doesn't have to be a heavy downpour now, Just constant rain will cause it to flood. I have seen so many near misses when cars try to avoid the puddle but the Highways Department say it isn't their problem.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 13:56, Sun 20 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This problem is nearly every time it rains now. I have kept a log of every incident when this happens so when an accident does occur, the highways department cannot say they haven't had plenty of notice and updates. I have attached an image from the last rain we had.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 20:54, Tue 19 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This drain overflows with every rainfall now even if it is just drizzling. It is only a matter of time before as we approach the next couple of months and we get a freeze that this will cause a serious accident.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 22:53, Tue 17 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 00:24, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • Still no resolution.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 23:09, Thursday 13 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 01:19, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:32, Saturday 11 April 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 01:02, Monday 11 May 2020

  • Saturday 6th June at 4pm this was the situation at the bottom of Prescott Avenue (see attached.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 10:19, Monday 8 June 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • 10 minutes of reasonably heavy rain caused further flooding on the 2nd July.

    Posted by Tony Radburn at 20:10, Monday
    Still open, via questionnaire

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