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Ongoing and repeated road flooding

Reported via mobile in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:38, Mon 1 November 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

As reported last year, there are ongoing and repeated issues with flooding in the patch of road outside the driveway of "Ambleside" (previously "Cedars"). The issue appears to be due to an old repair on this section of road, which is now lower than the rest of the road and results in the area flooding with even the slightest rain and, due to the lack of surface drainage or culverts in the area, remains flooded until swept away.

Also note that due to the constant water sitting along this section of road, the surface has become damaged and very brittle, as is shown in the photographs.

The past response to this issue was that it would be resolved in the next round of culvert cleaning. Please note that there are no culverts or other forms of drainage on this road. The only solution will be to repair the road so that surface water does not settle in this location and instead drains to the opposite side of the road, where it will then flow down the lane to where there is a ditch that acts as drainage.

Council ref: ENQ21909044

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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 09:39, Mon 1 November 2021

  • Updated photo to show ongoing and increased road surface damage and flooding along Mill Lane.

    Posted anonymously at 11:03, Mon 15 November 2021

  • Several months later, the road continues to deteriorate and the persistent flooding has resulted in a dangerously frozen and slipper road. This issue has now become extremely hazardous, with vehicles skidding, and pedestrians slipping, on the ice.

    Posted anonymously at 09:30, Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • the water leak has been reported to Thames water. further investigation to provide a solution to the standing water.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:28, Friday 21 January 2022

  • Thames Water engineers have visited and advised that there is no mains water leak, and that the water flooding the road is from a blocked/damaged culvert. Please can this be investigated?

    Posted anonymously at 14:33, Friday 1 April 2022

  • Thank you for informing us about this issue. Oxfordshire County Council is not responsible for this problem. You will will need to report it to [insert organisation]. The report will now be closed on Fix My Street.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:44, Tuesday 19 April 2022

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