Blocked drain below gutter between 111 and 115 Rutten Lane
Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 16:11, Saturday 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
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, Saturday 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, Tuesday 27 October 2020
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