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Road, pavement and garden flooded due to blocked drains in Station Road and Honey Lane

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 09:51, Fri 14 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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The drains near the double round about on station road and Honey Lane are blocked again. This leads to flooding of the road especially the section of Station Road between said roundabouts and bus stops and on Honey lane from roundabout to Pound Lane. Some 4 years back broken pipes were fixed which fixed the problem, but now, while not as severe as a broken pipe the drains are blocked enough to threaten properties from flooding in heavy rains like experienced recently/currently. Water entred my garden last night as well as Weds evening during the thunderstorms. This is a problem which should not be an issue, can be easily prevented by some routine maintenance, clearing the drains regularly. I don't believe this has happened in the last 3-4 years since the broken drain pipe (between Station road #1 and The Corner House, was fixed, which btw only happened after contacting our MP about it. I hope it will not require MP intervention again, in order to get the drains cleared.

Council ref: ENQ20873540

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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 09:52, Fri 14 August 2020

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    The photo above show the drains on Aug 27 for yet another severe thunderstorm and heavy pour down. The drains work to an extent but not at the rate as they did before due to blockage and need a good clearing. This was reported on Aug 14 showing similar pictures for a severe thunderstorm and down pour. Since the first posting, the status has changed to under investigation, but as can be clearly seen 2 weeks later and nothing has been done about it.

    Posted anonymously at 14:31, Fri 4 September 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:07, Fri 11 September 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:31, Fri 9 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. I have met with a member of the Drainage team and explained the situation here. I am adding this to his list of sites due to have further, full investigations. This report is now closed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:05, Thu 3 December 2020

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