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With only moderate rain, this road area floods badly.

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 16:00, Thursday 29 June 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Not an issue during the present dry weather, but even with only moderate rain, this road area floods badly. The flooding is probably not too much of an issue for road traffic, but there is a footpath behind the hedgerow that is flooded spray from cars barrelling through the undrained water. This, at best, causes the footpath to turn into a quagmire, or, if a pedestrian happens to be in the wrong place, they may receive a drenching with dirty water. When the footpath becomes almost impassable some pedestrians may be inclined to use the roadway, putting themselves at a risk. I have raised this issue at least twice in the last 10 years, and each time have been told the drains will be cleared as part of your routine cleaning schedule, but the flooding has continuously occurred during the 20 plus years I have lived here, so cleaning has not been done, or the drainage system is ineffective. Something needs to be done before someone is badly injured, or worse, due to risking walking the roadway when the footpath is unusable.

Council ref: ENQ23967363

Asset ID: 290131992

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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 16:01, Thursday 29 June 2023

  • 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 changing the state back to Open.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:05, Friday 3 November 2023

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