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Channels which drain into ditch are blocked

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category by Lesley Adamson at 16:09, Saturday 23 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

A ditch runs down the lane with water drainage channels cut into the verges. Lorries and vans mount the verges and have destroyed the channels which should drain the water into the ditch. After heavy rain the water runs into the lane instead of into the ditch. The lane then becomes waterlogged. Walking down the lane is very difficult and cannot be done without getting very muddy trousers and wet shoes. It is dangerous because the water in the potholes makes it impossible to see how deep the pothole is. The lack of drainage makes the potholes worse each time the lane floods. A good working drain on the main road at the top of the lane would stop both the flooding and the potholes.

Council ref: ENQ21885108

Asset ID: 290075662

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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 16:09, Saturday 23 January 2021

  • Thank you for your report. The household responsible for the ditch has been advised of their responsibility, the grips that drain the water into the ditch are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council but as they appeared to be clear no action will be taken at this time. So long as no extra digging takes place and all due care is taken, they can be cleared by residents. I found a gully and a kerb offlet outside Hillfoot so will request these are cleared. I shall also ask South Oxfordshire District Council if they can remove/sweep the mud from along the kerb line. This report is now closed.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 22:05, Friday 19 March 2021

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