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Blocked drains causing flooding in car park and nearly house

Reported via desktop in the Blocked Drain / Gully category anonymously at 10:39, Thursday 22 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

There are 3 drains in the gutter in Fleming Close and all are blocked. Fleming Close slopes down towards a car parking area and then towards number 2 (my house). Heavy rain, like we've just had and have had several times over the winter, causes the car park at the bottom of the Close to flood which then overflows directly towards my house. Unblocking these drains would stop the problem. On one recent occasion the only thing that stopped my house from flooding was the hard work of me and my neighbours to divert flood water away from my house for several hours. I had previously reported this but nothing's been done. Every time it rains my anxiety levels rise. Is this the time my house will flood? Who knows but it's awful having that hanging over my family when a simple drain clean could solve the problem. This has been a problem for a couple of years but nothing's been done. With storms and rainfall increasing I would appreciate some action.

Council ref: ENQ24993566

Asset ID: 290084449

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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 10:40, Thursday 22 February 2024

  • Thank you for informing us about this issue.  Oxfordshire County Council is not responsible for this Location, Fleming Close is a private road.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:06, Friday 1 March 2024

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