Back to all reports

Outside entrance to HS2

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 11:56, Tue 10 November 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Constant flooding on this patch of road due to blockage of 3+ storm drains, caused by mud from HS2 site. Reported to Align (principle contractors) numerous times in 2020 and they have confirmed this has been reported to Transport for Buckinghamshire. The photo of the blocked drain is from May 2020 and was shared then.

Why is nothing being done to enable the storm drains to perform their basic function of carrying away rain water?! This is incredibly dangerous to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. It is also causing serious damage to the road surface and has been going on since last year (2019). Totally unacceptable.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review.
    We will investigate this and if you have provided an email address, we respond to you within 10 working days.
    We will continue to update you by email (if provided) when your report reaches key stages.
    IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01296 382416 (09:00 – 17:30 Mon-Thurs, 09:00 – 17:00 Friday) or 01296 486630 (out of hours and weekends).
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:57, Tue 10 November 2020

  • Thank you for your report; the repair 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 as we programme the work on a priority basis (in line with our Highway Inspection Policy). This does mean that sometimes planned programme times may need to be changed due to priority based working.
    Please be assured this problem 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 17:19, Wed 11 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:45, Thu 12 November 2020

  • These standard text replies are entirely useless. You claimed to have resolved this issue on June 24 of this year in response to another report on the same problem. How about you don't add another pre-composed response and actually engage with the residents of this county, level with us, and be honest about whether you take issues of road safety seriously enough to unblock storm drains caused by a £100bn+ project destroying the local environment. Have a go.

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Fri 13 November 2020

Only the original reporter may leave updates. If you made the original report please log in to leave an update.