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Deepening pothole

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 08:15, Sun 22 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

This pothole has been repaired previously and is worsening due to necessary 24/7 running of tankers along Chapel Close removing sewerage from the Clifton Sewerage Treatment Plant.

Council ref: ENQ19851183

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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 08:20, Sun 22 December 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 10:39, Tue 24 December 2019

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:22, Fri 10 January 2020

  • The whole road is starting to sink and below it are services to houses - namely water. It is sinking not far from an in ground stop cock.

    There is and has been on and off since February 2019 a constant stream day and night of sewerage tankers attending the Thames Water sewerage treatment plant. Obviously there continues to be a problem there that the rainfall isn’t helping TW as it manually has to remove sewerage by tanker to avoid an environmental catastrophe.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 08:38, Sun 19 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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    There are now SEVEN deep potholes and as you can see they are 'recognised' as being so by the sign. The are becoming a hazard to low profile tyres and difficult to avoid if turning into properties in the area.

    Posted anonymously at 15:52, Tue 28 January 2020

  • I understand that you have acknowledged (in writing) that this area needs resurfacing but cited budgetary problems for not doing this work. However something needs to be done PLEASE with the potholes in the interim because one in particular is now in the direct line to access a property and unless in a 4x4 it is going to damage vehicles going in / out. These potholes were first highlighted in December and with the constant stream of Thames Water tankers are getting worse.... I am representing a number of residents in Chapel Close when I write.

    Posted anonymously at 11:04, Wed 12 February 2020

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    See attached email stating 'No further action' by yet acknowledging that the problem is such that resurfacing is necessary. A triangular bumpy road triangular sign (pictured in earlier reports) does not stop or slow the potholes deepening - which they are.

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Wed 12 February 2020

  • This area remains un-repaired - potholes are deepening and road is sinking! While the weather and a 24/7 convoy of heavy sewerage tankers this past 12 months going to the TW sewerage treatment plant is not helpful this is a problem that is worsening so won’t go away. Infact the tankers are leaving the road in places driving on private property and verges when advised not to due to a shallowly buried waste / storm water pipe serving the village - needless to say their doing so crushed it last week and with the rain since this broken pipe is pouring water over the bridle path and through the hedge into a lake and eroding its banks. If this continues the lake will meet the bridleway - a lane Thames Water tankers / vehicles, farmers and recreational users either need to function or enjoy. So if the lake meets the lane - the right of way along it will become permanently impossible!

    Posted anonymously at 09:36, Sun 16 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thames Water’s tankers have unquestionably caused the damage to the highway at this point i.e. BEFORE they enter the bridleway to service the sewerage treatment plant 24/7. This is something they have been doing with little let up since February 2019 (yes, last year). Thames Water’s customer services say it is the Council’s job to repair the damage. The Council has acknowledged in writing (copied and posted above) that the road needs ‘resurfacing’ but that ir has no budget to repair it!

    Posted anonymously at 10:20, Sun 15 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thames Water is saying it is not its responsibility to repair the damage to the tarmac highway its tankers have caused which everyone living in the area / working in it witnessed. Shocking way to treat its customers!

    Posted anonymously at 10:52, Sun 12 April 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 11:28, Sun 10 May 2020

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