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The drains are still blocked, it appears nothing has been done and so flooding will happen agin when it rains

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 11:46, Mon 10 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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The drains outside the smith centre as marked on the map(and just by the second photo) have not been cleared. On inspection It does not look like the drain covers have been lifted therefore the blockage is still there so when it rains the flooding will happen again? this is urgent as heavy rain is expected this week! when it rains water coming down the hill was forced out of the drain covers and spouted at least 1metre in the air. this is also very dangerous. the pavement on the fairmile between lambridge wood road and the smith centre has also not been cleaned and is covered in debris, again very dangerous (see third photo) steve harris came and viewed and understood the problem and said that this would be sorted properly by you and not just 'case closed' with no action? please call me on 07768 354727 for more info. thanks very much john

Council ref: ENQ20873180

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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 11:46, Mon 10 August 2020

  • I have not heard anything regarding this enquiry yet? Also my previous enquiry...ENQ20871235... was closed without the drains being cleared? this is a matter of urgency as currently we have to use sand bags (if we are in when it rains) to stop the drive and house flooding. The water is coming from blocked drains on the fair mile, please help as lots of rain is due. thanks john

    Posted anonymously at 09:42, Thu 13 August 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 15:22, Fri 4 December 2020

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