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Blocked drain, near house called 'Brookside'

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 11:45, Friday 22 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Blocked drain that causes Brook St to flood every time it rains. I reported this to Aston Rowant PC in June 2019, the Clerk said she would report it to you. The house owner of Brookside says he has also reported it. Nothing has been done. The road, Brook Street was resurfaced a few years ago, badly in my opinion. From the junction of Brook St and Stert Rd the road slopes to the right and runs down hill to the path which is marked on the map. From that path the road then goes uphill. On the left hand side of the road there are several drains. Very little water, because of the camber on the road, actually goes down those drains. The majority flows down the right hand side of the road but because the only drain on that side is blocked, and has been for over six months, the water accumulates by the foot path and only very slowly drains away. In past winters large pools of water form across the road and has frozen in cold weather. The problem with the way the water collects has been there since the road was resurfaced. I cannot remember the last time there was a gulley cleaning vehicle in the village. I walk to Aston Rowant with my dog on most days and there are several drains there which are also completely blocked.

Council ref: ENQ19848408

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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 11:50, Friday 22 November 2019

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme. As there is a limited budget, we have to prioritise high flood risk areas. Sometimes it is the volume of water that falls, and our drains are unable to cope, but the water eventually disperses. We will continue to monitor this on our routine inspections. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:38, Monday 25 November 2019

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