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Blocked drains, ditches and gullies mean resurfacing is useless

Reported in the Gully and Catchpits category anonymously at 15:08, Thursday 31 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

You are about to resurface this road again. Unless the ditches and gullies are also cleaned out, it will be a waste of money and will need to be done again in a couple of years. In heavy rain the road always floods due to blocked drainage and the surface gets washed away. The ditches have not been cleaned out for decades. Until they are the road surface will continue to deteriorate.

Council ref: ENQ19846430

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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 15:10, Thursday 31 October 2019

  • The resurfacing work has been completed, all grips and gullies cleared out - excellent. However, after heavy rain today the road is again flooded about 150 yards above Waterworks Crossroads. Because the ditches have not been cleared out the water is running across the road and back again. In a short time there will be potholes again and the thousands you spent on this work will be wasted. I have been told by the District Council that they are reminding the landowners to clear the ditches. I think you need to lean on them heavily to make sure this is done. Otherwise thousands of public money will have been wasted. Your people did a good job in Fox Lane but the blocked ditches are ruining it again.

    Posted anonymously at 13:27, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Vale of White Horse District Council are chasing the landowners to get ditches dug.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:25, Monday 25 November 2019

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