Drain Ditch Blocked
Reported via Android in the Drainage category anonymously at 20:09, Fri 21 May 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The ditch behind the medical centre and school has become overgrown and blocked meaning water off the fields now runs down Elms Road causing flooding. The ditch runs east towards the A34 between the field and school but it's blocked.
Council ref: ENQ21895318
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 20:10, Fri 21 May 2021
Thank you for your report. I have visited Elms Road recently with regard to the flooding issue you report, see photos. The site you pinpointed on the map, however, is on private land which I could not visit. I am re-assigning this report to the Drainage Team to assess and investigate.
We are responsible for fixing drainage and flooding issues on highways and roads across Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire Highways responsibilities
This includes blocked drains and gullies on the roads, however they are not normally responsible for ditches alongside roads. In most cases the responsibility is with the adjacent landowner.
You can report flooding on a highway, including blocked drains and gullies on roads, through our online reporting tool Fixmystreet.
Oxfordshire County Council responsibilities
Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for coordinating the management of flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. However this does not mean that they can or will undertake works to fix a flooding issue, but they can investigate to find out who the Riparian Owner is and therefore who is responsible; and advise on potential solutions. The cost of any works to fix these flooding issues will be charged back to the responsible person or organisation.
Contact Oxfordshire County Council to report surface water, groundwater or ordinary watercourse flooding.
Flooding help and advice
Visit the Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit for advice about flooding.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:23, Thu 3 June 2021
Still open, via questionnaire, 20:37, Fri 18 June 2021
Thank you, the Drainage Engineer from the district council has investigated and found there is no problem with the land drainage. This report is now closed.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:09, Fri 12 November 2021
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.