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Poor drainage/ blocked drain

Reported in the Drainage category by Philip Sandford at 09:39, Tue 24 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

There has been heavy rain which has resulted in a large flood outside our houses. I don't think the drains have been cleared here in a while. There is farm traffic around here and the mud acumulates. Earier this year I took a shovel, cut away and removed all the accumulated mud off the road at the kerb beneath the trees you can see in the photos, which is now underwater. So it would have been worse if I had not done that but there appears to be a more serious drainage problem here that needs attention before winter sets in and this happens more regularly.


Council ref: ENQ19843282

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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 09:40, Tue 24 September 2019

  • 10 mins of thunderstorm rain just now results in this! I checked the drain the other day when the flood had gone and lioks like it is full of mud up to nearly the top of the drain. Please let us know when is it going to be cleaned out? Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 17:48, Tue 1 October 2019

  • More rain, more flooding. This was reported 3 weeks ago. When will we see action?

    Posted anonymously at 07:30, Tue 15 October 2019

  • Another flood on Townsend this morning, still no action...

    Posted anonymously at 09:35, Thu 7 November 2019

  • 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 10:56, Mon 18 November 2019

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:48, Wed 20 November 2019

  • Why has this been marked as fixed at 10.48am? Highways agency were still here trying to fix it when I walked past at 11.40am. I spoke to the guys working on the problem who told me that there is something solid blocking the drain near the inspection chamber outside Mulberry house.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Philip Sandford at 06:03, Thu 21 November 2019

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