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Flooding of High Street due to poorly maintain drainage, in immediate area and roads above I.e. church road

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 17:40, Wednesday 12 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The photo above doesn’t show the extent of the flooding yesterday. The drains are blocked, often with foliage frowning out, preventing drainage. The roads turn to rivers, Station Road and Holloway Road meet and local property floods. Drainage hasn’t been maintained and needs to be looked at urgently with heavy rain forecast

Council ref: ENQ20873363

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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 17:40, Wednesday 12 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. I have not heard of any flooding issues here before and due to the volume of water falling at the moment the drains will not cope. We will continue to monitor this on our routine inspections. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 18:42, Wednesday 12 August 2020

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