Blocked drains at Letcombe Avenue junction with Fitzharrys Road
Reported via mobile in the Drainage category by Howard Spencer at 17:25, Sunday 24 September 2023
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Both drains at the junction of Letcombe Avenue with Fitzharrys Road were unable to cope with the recent heavy downpour, resulting in both sides of Letcombe Avenue flooding at the junction.
Council ref: ENQ23975612
Asset ID: 290141089
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 17:26, Sunday 24 September 2023
The possible reason these gullies get 'blocked'is a lack of keeping them clear of gutter debris. The Scarab only visits about twice a year I think youll find. There IS no official regime otherwise in place to sweep Fitsharris Gutters and weed their pavements now. (Back in the day a dedicated maintenance team operated out of the old stables and may have used things like weedkillers.They were sweeping and maintaining as a full time job) Since no one has responsibility for this its hard to see how anyone can object to private residents initiative. I doubt if its done sensibly any one would care or object. ie 15 minutes with a broom and dustpan whenever its seen clogged. The this situation would be less likely to happen. Prevention is better than cure.
Posted anonymously at 18:32, Sunday 24 September 2023
Hope the household waste water disposal doesnt get affected? More heavy rain is forecast! Keeping the area tidy and swept may be worth it in future?
Posted anonymously at 08:14, Wednesday 18 October 2023
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 14:00, Thursday 9 November 2023
State changed to: Fixed
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:23, Tuesday
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