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Terrible flooding when prolonged rain, so much so the splashing from vehicles go over my summerhouse and have drenched me on occasion. No photos at moment as Road is dry. I have lived here for 9 years and the problem has worsened since the road was resurfaced. The highways department have been out and said one drain is far too shallow, and the others, although they have been jetted are useless.Also, I have asked on numerous occasions and been to council meetings, to request a bus shelter at White Hill Farm. When the rain is bad you cannot wait on either side of the road without getting soaked. Also, if you are walking to Wootton with a baby in a pushchair, a toddler or dog, on the section from Hill View Lane, the path narrows so much it is very difficult and dangerous.

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category by Mrs Angela Burton at 12:53, Wednesday 3 March 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The other very dangerous problem is the entrance to White Hill Lane, as this is a bridle way, it is used by horse riders, dog walkers, ramblers, scout groups from Youlbury and on occasion groups of soldiers from the barracks. The road can be very busy at times with buses and heavy lorries, tractors etc, and it would be very beneficial to have a 30 mph flashing sign when travelling from Cumnor. We have erected a low fence at the front to help to see oncoming traffic, rather than the hedge obscuring the view, but I think more needs to be done to resolve this problem.

Council ref: ENQ21889126

Asset ID: 290044500

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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 12:53, Wednesday 3 March 2021

  • I have just taken videos this afternoon . Couldn’t drag them over, but have taken stills from them. This was just from the drizzle we have had after lunch. As you can see, the drains are not doing anything. Please let me know your thoughts on this. I have been asking the council to do something for the past 8 years.

    Posted by Mrs Angela Burton at 17:02, Wednesday 3 March 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have recently visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the B4017 Cumnor Road, by the South junction of Henwood Drive, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:59, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have recently visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the B4017 Cumnor Road, by the South junction of Henwood Drive, see photos.
    In response to your comments, 'Terrible flooding when prolonged rain, so much so the splashing from vehicles go over my summerhouse and have drenched me on occasion...... The highways department have been out and said one drain is far too shallow, and the others, although they have been jetted are useless'. Regarding the drainage issue at this site, I recently arranged for this gully drain to be cleared and pipe jetted, see Fix My Street report: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ report/ 2511382 . So I am assigning this report to the Drainage Team to investigate.

    In response to your comment, 'if you are walking to Wootton.... on the section from Hill View Lane, the path narrows so much it is very difficult and dangerous'. Please pinpoint the exact location, where it narrows, in a new fix My Street report and specify how you would like the issue remedied.

    In response to your 'request for a bus shelter at White Hill Farm'. Oxfordshire county Council will only accept requests for new bus stops via the bus operator, or more usually, the town or parish council for the area.
    See our web page: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ bus-stops-and-shelters
    To request a new stop, first contact your local town or parish council. If they support the request, they will contact the county council, which will convene a formal site meeting to choose the most appropriate location for the new bus stop.
    Cumnor Parish Council contacts:
    Email: clerk@cumnorparishcouncil.org.uk
    Website: https://cumnorparishcouncil.org.uk

    In response to your request 'to have a 30 mph flashing sign when travelling from Cumnor'
    See our web page : https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ traffic/ speed-limits-and-road-signs
    Some Vehicle activated signs are funded from our Casualty Reduction Programme. These are identified by our Road Safety Team and targeted largely to maximise potential casualty reduction, based on the reported five year injury accident history.
    Other signs are funded from other budgets. These follow the general guidance within the VAS funding criteria document. The extent of provision will depend on their ability to support Local Transport Plan priorities and available funding.
    Some Vehicle activated signs are funded externally. Where there is no, or minimal casualty history but there is evidence to show a higher degree of non-compliance with the speed limit, a town or parish council and occasionally businesses, can fund VAS as low-cost accident prevention measure. The speed reduction from VAS enable communities to benefit from externally funded sites which would otherwise be beyond the resources of this Authority.
    See our web page: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ traffic/ funding-traffic-schemes for more information.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:12, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • Thank you for your report. With reference to the 'Terrible flooding when prolonged rain' issue, I haven't assigned this report to the Drainage Team, yet, as I recently re-visited the site and arranged for all the gully drains, at this location, to be cleared and pipe jetted, see photos. If this doesn't clear the flooding issue I will then re-assign this report to the Drainage Team to investigate.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:28, Tuesday 9 March 2021

  • Today after only a couple of hours of drizzle, you can see the puddles and again splashing over my fence and summerhouse. The verge is sodden also. I think the fence and posts will rot if something isn’t done. Please advise on any update. Spoke to Ian when he checked it last week, and he agreed the drains are not adequate.

    Posted anonymously at 12:10, Friday 26 March 2021

  • Thank you for your update. The 5 gully drains, at this location, that I submitted to be cleared and pipe jetted, were cleared on 30/03/2021. Do let us know if this hasn't resolved the flooding issue and I will then re-assign this report to the Drainage Team to investigate.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:03, Tuesday 6 April 2021

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