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Road Outside 23-27 Station Road

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 09:11, Sunday 16 February 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

The road now floods almost completely (see photos) with any significant rainfall. Drains on both sides of the road are now blocked meaning there is nowhere for the water to drain other than onto private properties.

This persistent problem is now likely to give rise to the Council’s legal liability from motorists using the road in the event of accident, pedestrians who might slip on frozen water extending onto the pavement and also any flood damage to private properties from water flowing from the road under the tortious duty of care as established by the judgment in Rylands vs. Fletcher.

A similar report is apparent on this website from many months ago identifying blocked drains in this area and this has yet to be rectified.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:15, Sunday 16 February 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:48, Monday 17 February 2020

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