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Drains blocked surface water runs down street

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:35, Wed 24 June 2015

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Every time there is a slight rain shower the drains adjacent to 116 and 118 High Street fill up and overflow. There is no water flow down the drain. This situation has existed for years yet nothing seems to have been done about it.

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  • Oxfordshire County Council has looked at this problem and will fix it.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:24, Thu 25 June 2015

  • This problem has been fixed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:58, Fri 3 July 2015

  • This problem has been fixed.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:58, Fri 3 July 2015

  • I would be curious to know how as the whole system from this and the drain opposite is supposed to be blocked by tree roots that Thames Water is supposed to be removing. I guess the next thunderstorm will tell.

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Fri 3 July 2015

  • Please see photos of the "fixed" drain blockage!! Is this where I ask for my Council Tax back for work not completed as it should be???

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Fri 24 July 2015

  • Please see photos of the "fixed" drain blockage!! Is this where I ask for my Council Tax back for work not completed as it should be???

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:59, Fri 24 July 2015

  • Can we have an update OCC please. It is remarkable that everything reported on here is either [apparently] not your concern or reported as fixed when it patently is not!!

    Posted anonymously at 09:13, Wed 5 August 2015

  • During the rain last Friday, both this and the drain opposite were overflowing. As a result of this, the standing water and the speeding traffic on the High Street (another matter) I was drenched twice whilst standing on my drive. I will investigate if OCC comes under the provision of The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1982, in which case I demand a refund.

    Posted anonymously at 16:17, Tue 18 August 2015

  • Drains outside 116/118 and on opposite side of road still blocked. You can clear the gullies out all you want but until the blockage in the main drain found 3 years ago by Thames Water is removed, this problem will not be resolved.

    Posted by D M Harrison at 12:12, Tue 17 November 2015

  • Thank you for sending your 2 man team on 16 May. As I have explained before and explained again to the team, clearing out the gullies will not solve this issue. There needs to be a joined up action with Thames Water to resolve the collapsed drain further down the High Street. As the residents have the information and experience, why is no one listening to it???

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:33, Thu 17 May 2018

  • So here we are, 0830 on 25 May, it's been raining for about an hour and the drains that are "fixed" are full because they do not flow away.

    Posted by d m harrison at 11:04, Fri 25 May 2018

  • 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 08:48, Tue 26 June 2018, and a defect raised

  • This problem has been fixed.

    Thank you for your report which has helped us to resolve a potential problem. By reporting online via FixMyStreet you have also helped the council to save time and money.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:36, Sun 15 July 2018

  • This problem has been fixed.

    Thank you for your report which has helped us to resolve a potential problem. By reporting online via FixMyStreet you have also helped the council to save time and money.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:36, Sun 15 July 2018

  • Over the last 2 months since 16 May you have sent 2 teams to empty the gullies (one today Sunday 15th) and 1 chap (on 29 Jun) to investigate. I have said before and I told the chap that the issue is NOT the gillies, it is the collapsed culvert in High Street somewhere near the Old Post Office. How many more times are you going to persist in pointless actions at tax payer cost rather than get the problem fixed?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by d m harrison at 20:11, Sun 15 July 2018

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:52, Thu 23 August 2018

  • The recent snow and rain has yet again, prooved that this problem still exists and despite numerous inspections and promises of rectification, NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE!!!!!!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:33, Saturday 9 February 2019

  • So this matter has been ongoing for nearly 4 years. Is there any chance of a rectification plan?

    Posted by D M HARRISON at 19:54, Monday 1 April 2019

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