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Erosion causing water flow to miss drains, causing water to collect in potholes. Then being thrown up to cause damage to listed building.

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category by Mrs. Wynne Gardner at 17:49, Wednesday 27 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I have reported this problem a number of times. The water cascading down High Street is caused by it missing a drainage point. See photo. This is due to erosion of the road surface caused by the poor quality surface being eroded by passing cars and farm vehicles. The water then collects in a pothole immediately outside my front door. Passing traffic then throws the water and road debris onto the front of my property and in particular my front door. There are many occasions when I cannot open my front door due to the water being thrown at it. The property is listed, and is now being damaged by this perpetual bombardment. We have a duty of care to protect listed buildings. I am doing my utmost to protect this property. I would ask that the highways department do theirs, and not be party to cause damage to it. On 13th January the pothole immediately outside my front door was ‘repaired’ by it being filled in. By that evening it had opened up again due to the inadequacy of the repair. I have dated photos to prove this. I would like a suitably qualified person from the Highways department to view this ongoing problem, so that a permanent solution can be applied and prevent further damage to this listed property

Council ref: ENQ21885406

Asset ID: 290149431

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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 17:50, Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:51, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:28, Monday 1 March 2021

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