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At the junction of Church Lane and Beaulieu Court , Sunningwell

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:09, Mon 23 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

The road drain at the junction of Church Lane and Beaulieu Court at the east end of Sunningwell village is blocked. The outflow which is believed to run west down the hill into Sunningwell village is obstructed. the resulting flood is damaging the driveway to Beaulieu Court as drivers drive through the water causing a tidal wave. More importantly as drivers traverse the flood they are perpetually creating an area of very wet road which, should the weather deteriorate, will freeze and become very dangerous. The road is very narrow and has blind bends at this point. The drain sump needs cleaning but more importantly, the drain outlet needs a drain camera/jet washing to investigate and clear the blockage. Failure to take action will further damage householders driveway which could result in a claim, and creates an unnecessary hazard to road users. Your urgent attention is required. Pictures are available should you require them.

Council ref: ENQ19851365

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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 14:12, Mon 23 December 2019

  • This is causing serious problems for passing traffic which raises walls of water and runs serious risks of accidents. It would be alleviated if a bollard were erected on the grass corner of the entrance to Beaulieu Court which would encourage traffic to stay away from the gravelled drive of Beaulieu Court. Additionally, maintenance would be made easier if a gravel and debris trap were to be fitted to the street drain.

    Posted anonymously at 19:26, Wednesday 15 January 2020

  • Drain still blocked.Problem persists.

    Posted anonymously at 08:35, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • 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 14:25, Thursday 30 January 2020

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:33, Monday 17 February 2020

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