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Flooding. Our property is flooding. Ditches are full.

Reported via mobile anonymously at 23:02, Saturday 3 October 2020

Sent to Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

We are flooding. Water has come into the property . The ditches surrounding us are full and the water is not draining from the property. We are very, very concerned. Er have put sandbags out but it keeps rising

Council ref: ENQ20877511

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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 23:02, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • The flooding is getting worse by the minute. We have got up every two hours in the night to check water isn't coming in like it did before and emptying buckets away. We are not in thr village of blackthorn but out by the A41. The ditches in the village have been cleared but not those around where we are. They are full and we have no idea who does it. The flooding is getting worse than ever. Our address is Weirdown, Station Road, Blackthorn, OX25 1TA. My husband is very stressed and won't stop trying to move the water at the front of the house. I took the front door photo after he had taken buckets and buckets away. Other people in the village are okay I think because their ditches have been cleared. Ours are over flowing.

    Posted anonymously at 07:59, Sunday 4 October 2020

  • We have been out to see the rest of the village. The ditches are full all around so it isn't just by us. Thr whole village is flooded and some roads impassable. Water is flowing from one ditch and down or driveway. The A41 is flooded.

    Posted anonymously at 08:29, Sunday 4 October 2020

  • I have made a contact with local Parish Council and make them aware about the issue.
    They should contact riparian owners and remind them about responsibility to keep maintaining ditches adjacent to their land. Thank you

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:43, Wednesday 4 November 2020

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