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Thames Water are sending large tankers to pump out a failed drain/waterway. These tanksre block one side of Dry Lane. Cars and vans can just get past but lorries have to mount the footpath to get past the tankers. This is dangerous and is causing damage to footway and adjacent stone walls.

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category by Mark McCappin at 15:36, Thu 5 November 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Tankers come several times per day. Problems have been ongoing for several weeks. Please can Simon Marsden attend and see whether a better/safer working arrangement can be found. I would be happy to meet Simon on site when he comes to Crawley

Council ref: ENQ20879910

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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 15:36, Thu 5 November 2020

  • Photo added with tanker in place on Dry Lane.

    Complaints have been received from local residents about the noise and disturbance caused from overnight pumping into the tankers.

    Posted by Mark McCappin at 16:52, Sat 7 November 2020

  • Tanker is now parking on adjacent hardstanding. Thames Water have advised that repair works on the sewers in the village will commence on 14 December 2020. This should overcome the problems and tanker use is expected to cease.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Mark McCappin at 17:40, Thu 3 December 2020

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