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Flooding in road, danger to motorists and property

Reported via mobile anonymously at 19:19, Sun 16 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later

Gullies need clearing out as nowhere for water to drain away, severe flooding completely across the road. Property is in danger when cars drive too fast through flood thus sloshing water through our fence. Also danger to motorists as unseen debris in road.

Council ref: ENQ21894741

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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 19:19, Sun 16 May 2021


    Once again road is flooded right across. Road needs to be closed as cars again driving too fast through flood washing water into my property. As you can see water is now in my garden and if rain continues will be in house? As this is due to poor maintenance of gullies I will be expecting council to pay for any damage to my property. There is also risk of damage to cars and accidents as debris has been washed into road and can not be seen under water.

    Posted anonymously at 13:21, Fri 18 June 2021

  • The Old Place, Witheridge Hill, RG9 5PJ. Unfortunately despite the recent works carried out the road has still flooded. I don’t think the gully has been cleared yet but as you can see from the photos it’s flooding from both sides, ditches and gully. I would estimate that so far there has been less rain than when the flooding happened in June.

    Posted anonymously at 08:40, Tue 6 July 2021

  • Witheridge Hill flooded at the junction with Colmore Lane. Flooding for the second time since maintenance undertaken. Please can you contact me to discuss your plans to alleviate this problem. Keith Alderson 07977 141126

    Posted anonymously at 22:09, Mon 12 July 2021

  • Flooded again, 5/10/21 having previously been reported on the 2/10/21. Damage to property when water washes over verge which has been eroded by previous flooding. All available gullies and ditches full.

    Posted anonymously at 08:34, Tue 5 October 2021

  • Flooded again. Water runs downhill into this area from multiple directions. All gullies and ditches are blocked or full so no effective means of removing water from road. After recent works it’s clear that the adjoining ditches are inadequate.

    Posted anonymously at 14:55, Wed 20 October 2021

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Due to the length of time since it was reported please can you confirm if it is still an issue by creating another report on Fix My Street.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:49, Tuesday 31 October 2023

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