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Furzefield Lane

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 09:19, Sunday 30 August 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

At the junction of Furzefield Lane onto Chesham Lane there are in fact FOUR blocked drains. Two on each side of the road. They have not been cleared for years as you can see they actually have grass and weeds growing out of them.

I have a video of the flooding n this road caused by water coming off the fields, I can't upload it here. If these 4 drains were cleared this water could disperse.

I don't think you appreciate how dangerous this water is on these roads. People drive in the middle of the roads to avoid the water and potholes and often dont reduce speed.

I have advised you many times of this ongoing issue. Every time you say it will be addressed on a cyclical basis.

Please can you let me know the last time these drains were cleared and what timing is in place for the next clearance?

2 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years?

Please have the courtesy to let me know.

Living on a road which is narrow, with a 40 mile speed limit, with blind bends in the road, potholes, reckless drivers and now regular flooding because you won't clear existing drains nor will you give me a timeline, is simply not acceptable.

Please do not just send a standard reply as you have before. Thank you

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:19, Sunday 30 August 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note 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.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:51, Friday 4 September 2020

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