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Road Drains blocked causing flooding along the road

Reported in the Drainage category by John Osmond at 08:47, Tue 8 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Hi, This issue was reported as closed yesterday by the County Council. It is not closed as the drains remain blocked. I hope I don't break a house rule which suggests to me that the County Council are looking at a different Burford Road, in a different Chipping Norton, in a different Galaxy. The problem remains.

Council ref: ENQ19844505

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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 08:50, Tue 8 October 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works this is being investigated so the report will close but this is not being forgotten about

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:30, Thu 10 October 2019

  • You must forgive my "cynicism". I think I have reported these drains on and off for at least a year or two. I will not hold my breath but look forward to the "programmed works" emerging. I do think it is wrong to mark these points as "closed" when they are clearly not. Perhaps Fixmystreet needs another term for "works in the future"

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by John Osmond at 13:13, Thu 10 October 2019

  • Still not fixed, and worse, the County Councillor thought that because the gully cleaners had been through Chipping Norton, that the Burford Road drains - those heavily blocked - and that has not happened. So...not fixed - and a County Councillor who thinks it has been fixed..... you could not make it up.

    Posted by John Osmond at 09:40, Tue 5 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I was assaulted by a blue VW 4X4 whose driver managed to find the wettest and deepest part of the "river" flowing down the eastern side of the Burford Road and succeeded in drenching me from head to foot. Alas no witnesses at 08:34 this morning. I might add that coach drivers on the school run were amazingly responsive to the issue ensuring they pulled out into the on-coming traffic to ensure I was not drenched again.... and to whom I say thank you. I really should report this to the police. I do have the vehicle registration details.

    Posted by John Osmond at 10:37, Thu 14 November 2019

  • I'm told by the County Council that this drain issue may be dealt with at some point in the future - which sadly fills me with no confidence. The Councillor who represents my town tells me that "the CC are playing catch-up" with roads maintenance and "are finding it hard to get on top of issues like this".....

    Posted by John Osmond at 11:14, Tue 3 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The County Council through their leader has indicated that any works on the Burford Road will happen at an indeterminant time in the future.

    Posted by John Osmond at 11:39, Tue 31 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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