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Drain STILL blocked

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 15:18, Saturday 25 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The drains outside no 1 on both sides of the road are blocked between here and the bottom of the Close. This has been reported on numerous occasions and the Council's contractor has attended and discovered there is a blockage and has marked the drains yellow pending work. At the height of the rain this afternoon, the drains could not cope and were overflowing down into the Eynsham Road causing flooding there too. However, nothing has been done for months and months and our garden is flooded yet again after this afternoon's rainfall. Can this be looked at again, as a matter of urgency, please! Photos were taken afterward, when we had cleared all the floodwater away from our drive and garden.

Council ref: ENQ20871139

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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 15:18, Saturday 25 July 2020

  • Grateful that someone from the Council has been out today to look at the issues. I can appreciate that torrential rain exacerbates the issue, may I say that the flooding of the our drive has only occurred in the past two years and did not occur prior to that (despite there being many episodes of torrential rain previous to that - we have lived here since 2013). It therefore says to me that there is still an issue with a blocked drain between us and the bottom of the Close. In fact we were told this earlier this year and were promised that it would be investigated by possibly digging out the drain (of course, Covid-19 put a stop to any further action and I understand that). Please do not just use torrential rain as an excuse. There is an issue that wasn't there a few years ago and it does need some serious investigation. Every time we have heavy rain we watch anxiously to check our drive is not flooding.

    Posted anonymously at 14:11, Monday 27 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site pinpointed on the map, by 1 Evelyn Close, see photo.

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Tuesday 28 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site pinpointed on the map, by 1 Evelyn Close. The blocked gully drains relate to a previous ongoing drainage issue at this site so has been assigned to the drainage team for further investigation.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:44, Tuesday 28 July 2020

  • Any updates please on when we might expect the break in the drain to be fixed? Every time we have have rain, which has been quite a lot recently, our drive floods and we are getting anxious. Any information as to when we might expect the work to be carried out would be appreciated. Apparently the job was supposed to have been done earlier in the year according to all the council staff who have been out to visit the site subsequently.

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Monday 24 August 2020

  • Thank you for your report. There is a broken pipe at this location. We are arranging a dig down to do repair.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:39, Tuesday 25 August 2020

  • Many thanks for the update. Do you have a date in mind for the dig down to carry out the repair please?

    Posted anonymously at 16:26, Tuesday 25 August 2020

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