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Continuous flooding on road

Reported via iOS in the Flooding on Road category anonymously at 13:10, Thursday 14 March 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

A section of B4001 New Road has been flooded for months now. Drains must be blocked or collapsing? There is also a large pothole developed.

Council ref: ENQ24997040

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:11, Thursday 14 March 2024

  • Road remains flooded for days after heavy rain because of blocked / collapsed road drainage - OCC did camera survey a few years ago but no action to rectify has been undertaken since. Flooding worse since work to fill potholes around / reset gully grates undertaken earlier this winter. Pothole has since formed around one gully (on left side of photos) - severe and often under water.

    Posted anonymously at 13:19, Thursday 11 April 2024

  • Pictures of gully grates along this section of road - 15.04.24.

    Posted anonymously at 23:03, Monday 15 April 2024

  • Further pictures of gully grate problems along south side of this section of road - 15.04.24.

    Posted anonymously at 23:04, Monday 15 April 2024

  • Sunken gully grate on north side of this section of the road by entrance to Malin Place - 15.04.24.

    Posted anonymously at 23:06, Monday 15 April 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.comhttp://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.