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2 drain grids blocked by debris from Shotover Hill

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 11:57, Mon 13 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

These grids outside 31 Blenheim Road Horspath have been blocked since the heavy downpour in late June. They cause a river to run from the previous grid 'upstream' along the road past these 2 to the next grid 'downstream', carving away the roadside as it does so.

Council ref: ENQ20870262

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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 11:57, Mon 13 July 2020

  • Over five weeks since I first reported this drain blockage. No apparent progress. This potentially causes flooding of the cottages at the junction of Blenheim Road and Spring Lane. ATTENTION IS REQUIRED URGENTLY

    Posted anonymously at 18:35, Thu 20 August 2020

  • Another 6 weeks on and still nothing has been done. This is the effect in current heavy rain. URGENT ACTION PLEASE

    Posted anonymously at 12:05, Sat 3 October 2020

  • Another 7 weeks and STILL no action. Why am I surprised in this day and age? I suppose I just expect something little in return for the huge council tax I pay - but then again . . . . Someone will be embarrassed when the ice causes an accident on the blind corner at the foot of a hill . .

    Posted anonymously at 23:23, Tue 17 November 2020

  • At last - and no thanks to Oxfordshire CC - the contractors who were sent to the village for other problems kindly cleared out the drains yesterday despite them not being on their work schedule. All is now fine BUT poor show OCC. It's now almost 5 months since I reported

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by John Cuthbert at 14:48, Fri 11 December 2020

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 14:49, Fri 11 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This has been added to a database of investigations. If any works are deemed necessary following investigation, this will be added to a program which will be delivered accordingly. This enquiry will now be closed down. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:58, Friday 5 March 2021

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