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Resurfacing of Frax Close some time ago changed the natural water flow to a drain -hence extensive flooding when it rains

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 20:00, Sun 22 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The extensive flooding completely covers the pavement making it impassable on foot. If/when frosts follow heavy rain it becomes a skating rink which is extremely hazardous to pedestrians seeking access to the church and Kingston Bagpuize House. An earlier reporting of this problem elicited a reply that the council is not responsible but since Frax Close is a public highway then presumably the pavement which adjoins is as well. The persistent flooding is destroying the tarmac surface beneath and it is just a matter of time before someone trips in the consequent potholes or slips/falls on any ice that has formed. The attached images give a clear indication of the extent of the problem. Please have someone look into it!

Council ref: ENQ19851239

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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 20:05, Sun 22 December 2019

  • Having sent images showing the extent of the flooding, these two show what lies beneath the water - ankle-snapping potholes and muddy slurry! Not what is needed on a pavement which must be the responsibility of OCC. This is the only pedestrian access to the village church. Action is needed before someone falls.

    Posted anonymously at 18:35, Thursday 2 January 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:44, Monday 20 January 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:48, Monday

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