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Significant flooding (again….and again)!

Reported via mobile in the Flooding on Road category anonymously at 15:07, Thursday 8 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

OCC know about this flooding. Adjoining landowner is Blenheim. Pictures are from today - the prior “fixes” haven’t worked. OCC just reply “not our problem, it’s the landowner’s responsibility to clear the ditches. Local villagers have tried to do with pick axes and shovels. Local villagers have endured this all winter. Certain damage to cars. impassable at times and cyclists, no chance. Understand local councillor involved. Local people can’t be in the middle of a stand off between OCC and Blenheim. How can this be escalated? Recent road repairs have in part washed away. Just throwing money in a hole. All the ditches need to be dug out and proper gullies from road to ditch dug out by a digger….not a guy with a spade. All winter this has been a mess….constant flooding after heavy rain. Can OCC please urgently compel Blenheim into action. There must be something you can do…PLEASE!

Council ref: ENQ24991149

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:08, Thursday 8 February 2024

  • In response to your enquiry and the numerous others we have received regarding the recent flooding and associated drainage issues. We understand the inconvenience and distress that such incidents can cause, and we appreciate your patience as we work to address these concerns. Our team has been working diligently to assess the situation and implement necessary measures to mitigate the impact of flooding. However, due to the volume of enquiries and the complexity of the issues at hand, we have been unable to address each individual report.

    Therefore, after much thought we have decided to close down reports relating to drainage matters during the winter months as after investigating the data it was apparent that many of the fixmystreet reports/issues were caused by the sheer volume of rainwater that fell meaning that the drainage system was unable to cope due to ground water saturation. We are aware of many areas across the county where flooding occurred and are currently working in conjunction with district and parish council towards addressing these issues.

    If you feel your enquiry does not fall within the scope of the above, please raise a new report with a detailed description including photos where possible/ safe to do so via www.fixmystreet.com

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Rest assured; we are committed to resolving these issues as quickly as possible.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:18, Wednesday 26 June 2024

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