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Gully filling with flood debris, and barrier required to divert water from The Lynchway in the gully

Reported via mobile in the Blocked Drain / Gully category anonymously at 13:41, Monday 12 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Following ongoing of Road and property flooding, in December I created a dam out of wet leaves which diverted the water running down The Lynchway into the gulley rather than across the A417 and into mine and my neighbours properly.

This worked during heavy rains (I continue to clear debris from the gullies surrounding this corner when I can, although this is not safe to do.) Unfortunately traffic pulling out of The Lynchway ran over the leaves, so I now placed a bollard hoping to stop them as they destroy the barrier.

This has worked and since December 2023 we have not been flooded. Obviously this is a temporary measure, but it is working. Something along these lines needs to be permanently installed.

The gully that runs alongside the A417 towards the pub is gradually filling with debris. I have cleared some today with my shovel. This needs to be cleared professionally to avoid flooding again.

Council ref: ENQ24991926

Asset ID: 290743071

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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 13:42, Monday 12 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

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.