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Pothole and poor road surface drainage

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:50, Friday 10 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Since the previous potholes were repaired in December 2019, 2 new springs have emerged through the tarmac road by St Peter’s Church.

Council ref: ENQ20853026

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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 14:55, Friday 10 January 2020

  • There is a huge deep pothole now by St Peter's Church. Rain at the weekend and today has significantly increased the size of the existing pothole.

    Posted anonymously at 19:56, Monday 13 January 2020

  • The pothole near the church caused damage to vehicle and is likely to damage others if not fixed. The street lights are also not working. Drainage on the road is poor with the rain over the last few weeks it has been flooded a lot.

    Posted anonymously at 13:45, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • The pothole was filled in promptly but the problem with surface drainage continues to worsen. Water is emerging from the road in 3 places now. It has been particularly dangerous on frosty mornings.

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Sunday 9 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Dear OCC - this problem has re-occured and is causing very hazardous driving conditions. I have just witnessed a driver swerving the potholes and water leak which could result into encroaching on the pavement. Can you address with Thames Water as it seems that the drainage system is the underlying problem that causes the road surface to have so many holes. The location is adjacent to the church but the problem of the leaking water and holes extends across a very large stretch,.

    Posted anonymously at 13:54, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • This is one of the water leaks. To my knowledge it has been leaking for months. Presumably OCC will require Thames Water to fix the road properly (and fix the underlying issue). Time to contact County Councillor to get this addressed.

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • The water is flowing rapidly out of the road and spreads for a considerable distance.

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • Pot holes and drainage/water leaks continue to be a problem on this road. Due to the width when two cars pass each other they end up in the potholes which can't be seen due to the water laying on the road surface.

    Posted anonymously at 09:44, Friday 14 February 2020

  • Dear OCC, when will this be looked at and a full investigation into the root cause?!? The amount of daily traffic this road has through it due to the school and "rat-run" through boars hill to avoid fox hill, should get more attention. The pot holes and leaks are a major hazard. Plugging the holes is not the answer as the drainage system requires fixing I suspect.

    Posted anonymously at 09:44, Monday 17 February 2020

  • Contacted Thames Water and they say it is surface water. How can this be the case? I wonder if they have even made a trip out to look. The water is pumping through the tarmac. This has been going on for weeks/month.

    Posted anonymously at 19:20, Monday 17 February 2020

  • I think we need to get our district councillor involved tbh as I’ve seen multiple cars swerve to avoid the holes and it will only take the water to Ice up for there to be an accident - god forbid if a child gets hit on the school run.

    Posted anonymously at 20:34, Monday 17 February 2020

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