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Blocked Drains

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

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Between the Pedestrian Crossing outside Chipping Norton School and the Mini roundabout at the bottom of Burford Road joining Albion Street there are 4 drains completely blocked with soil, overgrown and weeds growing serving them not fit for purpose

Council ref: ENQ20873240

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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 10:11, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • I’ve reported these many times to be told that they (the blocked drains), will be fixed at some point in the future by Councillor Hudspeth. He thought that the drains had been cleared in CN where some drains on minor roads were indeed addressed last May. The problem with the Burford Road drains is when they are blocked, as a pedestrian you run the gauntlet when they are overflowing with water as they do regularly. Mr Hudspeth does not know any of the detail so sadly I suspect this update will get ignored.

    Posted by John Osmond at 11:21, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • Attn John Osmond The drains haven’t coped with the excess water we’ve had over the past few weeks and the whole road now floods during a downpour. I contacted Cllr Hudspeth and his PA advised they would investigate. Nothing heard yet. Regards

    Posted anonymously at 10:54, Friday 21 August 2020

  • Sadly my experience of the Councillor too. He does not or chooses not to understand the state of the drains in CN. He correctly told me that some drainage work had been done in CN but completely missed the question of the drains on Burford Road which quite clearly have not seen a gulley cleaner in years? Chipping Norton is scheduled to have 1200 new houses built in the next few years and the developers will be making precisely no contribution to the town's infrastructure which is crumbling (if the drains are anything to go by). SO we do need a significant investment on drainage at the very least - did I say investment? - no - it should be phased maintenance but the CC have allowed it to get to the state it is in.

    Posted anonymously at 11:48, Friday 21 August 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage are to be investigated, cleaned out jetted ant CCTV survey of the drainage system. i am unable to give a date for these works at pressent.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:59, Thursday 27 August 2020

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