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Flooding caused by blocked stream under Fogwell Road and Grange Court

Reported via Android in the Drainage category anonymously at 13:12, Saturday 18 March 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The flooding along the Wyndham Road is being caused by the ditch being blocked under the Fogwell Road and Grange Court where is should connect with the stream/drain behind the bus shelter.

Council ref: ENQ23952231

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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 13:12, Saturday 18 March 2023

  • With the increased level of rain the ditch is now close to the top of the ditch. The culvert under Fogwell Road has been blocked for a long time so there has been very littlr flow beyond this point.

    Posted by Judy Roberts at 20:16, Thursday 23 March 2023

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the Eynsham Road B4044, Botley, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:39, Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the Eynsham Road B4044, Botley and assessed the issue you have identified. On days of heavy rainfall the sheer volume of rain water temporarily overwhelms the system, and fills the adjacent drainage ditch to overflowing, but all the gully drains appear to be clear and the floodwater subsides reasonably quickly, see photos. I am, however, re-assigning this report to the Drainage Team to assess and investigate this persistent problem.

    If you feel your property is at risk, please contact the emergency services or ring our call centre on 0345 310 11 11 to request sandbags. If the road is impassable, tell our call centre staff and we can close the road or put up flood information boards. You can find information on flooding at residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ flooding?utm_content=&utm_term=nil
    Once the water has dispersed, we will inspect the drainage and continue to monitor any issues during our drainage inspections.

    Flooding help and advice
    Visit the Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit for advice about flooding.

    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.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:40, Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • The houses on the Eynsham Road opposite the ditch are flooded too.

    Posted anonymously at 11:48, Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • This was the state of the flood at 1pm today. 6 cars have broken down since the road was reopened and gardens are still flooded. The ditch is blocked behind the milestone but flowing slowly from there on. Can this please be cleared as there is no indication of the problem from the A420.

    Posted anonymously at 14:14, Saturday 1 April 2023

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