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Blocked drain below gutter between 111 and 115 Rutten Lane

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 16:11, Sat 10 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Drainage problem arising from ash tree on verge outside 113 Rutten Lane. On 21st August, with a further enquiry on 4th September (report ref. no. 2256571), we reported that afair-sized branch on the ash tree outside 113 Rutten Lane has splintered badly and is in danger of falling onto pavement and our driveway, probably also bringing down our neighbours' telephone line. Subsequently (around 3 weeks ago) a drains crew from Ox.C.C. found that the tree's roots are the cause of the blockage to the drain below the gutter (first reported about six months ago) and declared that the tree must be felled. If the tree is felled, this will certainly cause damage to our front fence (under which its roots extend into our garden and the front of our garden. We give notice that we expect the council to make good any damage caused at its expense and to our satisfaction.

Council ref: ENQ20878190

Asset ID: 290087240

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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 16:11, Sat 10 October 2020

  • Since drain cleared between 115 & 113 Rutten Lane there has been not further flooding / overflow from either drain or near vicinity. The Ash tree is very healthy and I would not like to see it felled on the basis of simple drainage works which at present seems to be working well.

    Posted anonymously at 17:45, Tue 27 October 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage has been investigated and will be included in our forthcoming drainage programme.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:44, Wednesday 17 February 2021

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