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Flooding following heavy rain closing road to most ordinary vehicles

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 17:08, Sunday 4 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The road to either side of this small bridge over a tributary of the River Ray regularly floods after heavy rain. The village of Oddington is then cut off from Islip and Kidlington usually for several days at a time on several occasions each winter as flooding also affects another entry point to the village as well. Sometimes the third and only other entry point via Charlton on Otmoor is also obstructed, so the village is cut off except for those who have ‘high’ vehicles. The problem seems to be becoming more frequent. Local water courses are overgrown and this must contribute to the problem. Please could the adjacent landowner(s) be asked to clear these?

Council ref: ENQ20877614

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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 17:09, Sunday 4 October 2020

  • Informed local parish council about the problem with ditches. He should pass the message to to riparian owners about their responsibility to maintain the ditches. Thank you

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:05, Wednesday 4 November 2020

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