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Road Gully is Totally Blocked and is now a Planter

Reported via desktop in the Gully and Catchpits category by waclaw akielan at 11:52, Tuesday 14 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

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I first posted this problem on 10-Jun-21 and OCC confirmed they would investigate. Absolutely nothing has been done about this problem although paint marks around some of the deep potholes along Main Street/Churchill Hill have appeared in the last 2-3 weeks.

This particular road gully is totally blocked and is now a weed planter. It therefore fails to catch any rainwater flowing as a torrent down tthe very steep slope at the entrance to Badger Close. Consequently, the excessive volume of stormwater is flowing to the defectively constructed speed bump downhill 30m away where rainwater ponds. It ponds at the speed bump, because the gullies ae blocked there, but more importantly the excessive stormwater cannot flow past the speed bump as gullies (channels) were not formed at either end of the speed bump against the kerbs. There have been 24 or so posts abount the drainage problem at the speed bump in almost 3 years and yet no action has been taken by OCC for remedial works (form channels) at the defective speed bump. I urge OCC to be proactive and resolve the blocked gully and defective speed bump construction without furter delay.

Council ref: ENQ21905429

Asset ID: 290069262

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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 11:54, Tuesday 14 September 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 10:11, Wednesday 15 September 2021

  • Gullies at either end of the speed bump should read gutters. This is the ony speed bump of the 9 constructed along Main Street, which has no gutters at the ends of the speed bump. Therefore, stormwater is ponding and cannot naturally flow downhill. The speed bump acts as a dam when the adjacent drains are blocked. I urge the OCC to form the gutters at the speed bump soonest when they unblock the drain 30m away, which is overgrown. Both problems cause the excessive ponding at the speedbump.

    Posted by waclaw akielan at 16:59, Wednesday 15 September 2021

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