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Section of Oxford Road SL72NL between numbers 78 and 94

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 08:41, Thursday 13 August 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

There are two blocked drains in the road in this section, and the pavement drains are full of debris. Every time it rains heavily the water backs up and threatens the doorsteps of mine and other properties. In heavy rain I have to wade out of my house or remain inside until the water subsides.The situation has become progressively worse in the last few months

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:41, Thursday 13 August 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;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:59, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • This was the situation outside my front door at 80 Oxford Road this morning 3rd October. Beneath the water is a pavement drain which is totally blocked. Outside numbers 90 and 92 there are two further pavement drains which are also totally blocked. The result of this is that the whole stretch of the pavement from 78 to 92 is under water every time we get a heavy rainfall. I first alerted you to this problem on 13th August. Please will you come and see the situation for yourself, and remedy it as soon as possible before the water comes through our front doors. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 12:45, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:59, Thursday 8 October 2020

  • Today I have spoken to Jaz and explained again about the drains. In addition I told him about the drop in the pavement outside my house caused by the 20 ton lorry parked while unloading and again loading a cinema marquee (photos attached). The dip in the pavement just exacerbates the problem when it rains. The drains are blocked all the way up to number 92 and then the water collects outside in the dip and backs up over my doorstep. Please would you look at this problem as soon as possible as winter is coming and more rainstorms can be expected. Pleas could you also keep me informed. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 12:27, Thursday 8 October 2020

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:47, Friday 9 October 2020

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