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Majority of road drainage gullies blocked.

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 13:12, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

There are approximately 8 inset kerbs with road drainage gullies on the B471, between Goring Heath Road and the turn off to Hill Bottom, of which only 2 can be seen, all others are totally blocked. Even with the slightest rain the road floods even in the vicinity of a larger gully. It is probable that the whole drainage system is blocked.

Council ref: ENQ20863251

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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 13:15, Tuesday 31 March 2020

  • The large gully mentioned in my earlier submission is in fact totally blocked. Additional photos are of other drainage gullies along the B471 from Whitchurch Hill to Whitchurch, where presumably surface drainage should enter the River Thames. Almost without exception every gully is choked solid. I can only assume that the whole system is blocked, which would explain local road flooding in Whitchurch Hill.

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Friday 3 April 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme. As there is a limited budget, we have to prioritise high flood risk areas. Sometimes it is the volume of water that falls, and our drains are unable to cope, but the water eventually disperses. We will continue to monitor this on our routine inspections. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:18, Wednesday 22 April 2020

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