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Continuing pond where Oxfordshire had dug up grass to form a soakaway for the road

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 17:26, Saturday 22 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Water ends up ponding on the footpath next to the crossing which lots of kids use on their way to school and water remains for a long time. This is next to an area of grass but it doesn't drain unto it as the grass is higher than the footpath. I understand that Oxfordshire Highways dug this grassed area up to create a soakaway for the road.

Council ref: ENQ20859120

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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 17:30, Saturday 22 February 2020

  • Significant rainfall accumulating and takes time to seep away. I am glad to see there is attention being given to this problem. Is there an update on your side please?

    Posted anonymously at 15:25, Saturday 29 February 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:49, Sunday 22 March 2020

  • Thank you for your report. A site visit was made today where I spoke to the enquirer & explained the piece of land in question was not maintained by OCC as shown on our highways land & records system & for the enquirer to contact the Parish Council for a response. When the soakaway was rejuvenated it was not near the area in question that is now ponding. Whilst on site 6x 28 day pothole defects were raised. This report is now closed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:25, Thursday 9 April 2020

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