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The Vale/ PoplarClose/ Greenway entrance and all gullies to the town both sides of the Road!

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 11:40, Sun 15 November 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

The road drainage gullies down The Vale , particularly at the entrances of Poplar Close and Greenway and others following are blocked to the top with grass growing out of some, proving that some have never been cleaned and others very rarely and insufficiently. There is extensive flooding over surface all the way down the Vale and Berkhamstead Road ! Could these gullies be cleaned out twice a year please especially as a lot of agricultural debris is washed into these gullies. Thanks Clive Gullett

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:41, Sun 15 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:29, Tue 17 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:
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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:29, Tue 17 November 2020

  • 14th January 2021 and the rain continues with the access to poplar Close obstructed to pedestrian use due to the river which flows 3mts wide and contiues down to Berkhamstead Road soaking pedestrians on the foot path by careless drivers. Surely this is a twice yearly duty to clean out all the blocked road gullies from the High Street to the upper reaches of The Vale Most of the gullies are visibly blocked with debris and sludge to the brim . We have over the years paid for drains to be installed for a reason but they are and have been for years inoperable due to no maintenance. Attention to this need may also reduce road repair to these roads.

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Thursday 14 January 2021

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