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Flooding at 2 Sellwood Rd due to road/pavement/drainage issue

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:58, Fri 14 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The combination of drains, road and pavement quality outside our house creates flooding during time of excess rainfall. The water flow along Sellwood Rd goes around one of the drains an the drains further along towards Northcourt Rd are full of debris/weeds. The road surface is at time higher than the pavement and the pavement is undulating. The combination means that in times of excess rainfall the water flows from the road in to our property in 3 places causing flooding.

In July 2007 the floods were severe enough that we had water in the house. Yesterday we were fortunate that the rainfall stopped before such an occurrence however the garden was full of water and we have had some water flow under the house.

I have attached 4 photos as follows:

Photo 1: Flow into garden under gate. Right hand side shows weeds in guttering Photo 2: View along pavement with 2 low points where water flows in to the garden Photo 3: Guttering on Sellwood Rd full of weeds also shows road edge higher than pavement Photo 4: Gateway on left hand side with water flowing in to the gate. There is a drain directly outside the gate which is either overwhelmed or the water flows around the drain when the flow is less than yesterday

Council ref: ENQ20873583

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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 14:59, Fri 14 August 2020

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