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Approx. 40m from junction with A413

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 06:51, Mon 16 November 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

2 blocked gullies approx. 40m from junction with A413. The ditch is also full of silt. Cars driving through are forcing water on to adjacent properties causing damage and depositing silt. The lane is flooding after every rainfall event. When the water level eventually drops a layer of silt is left on the road surface which is causing loss of tyre adhesion and is dangerous. Increased traffic due to HS2 is probably adding to the problem.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 06:51, Mon 16 November 2020

  • Pedestrians walking in the lane have been forced to walk water deeper than their ankles. The water level has gone down a bit and exposed one of the blocked gullies, the other gully is covered in inches of silt. Debris can be clearly seen in this section of the lane. HS2 traffic is causing in excess of a hundred additional vehicle passes per day.

    Posted anonymously at 09:30, 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:
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:45, Thu 19 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:47, Thu 19 November 2020

  • There are actually 4 blocked road gullies in the lane, repeat 4. This problem is 100% more serious than previously thought. The rain yesterday has caused serious flooding in the lane, the surrounding ground is waterlogged leaving the standing water with nowhere to go. This needs to be put at the top of your programme of works before a serious incident occurs. Forecast cold weather could easily cause a serious accident.

    Posted anonymously at 06:33, Fri 4 December 2020

  • Overnight rain has caused more serious flooding, see attached photo taken this morning (11/12/2020). The road is perilous and dangerous to traffic. Is this road being adequately maintained in accordance with your duty under the Highways Act 1980, in particular section 41? The flooding is caused by inadequate Highway drainage, the County Council may be liable for causing a nuisance. The highway drainage system is failing to manage rainwater that lands on the highway. Resulting flood water is flowing from the highway onto private land which is causing damage to private property and must be repaired at your expense.

    Posted anonymously at 13:54, Fri 11 December 2020

  • More heavy rain last night and the flood is as bad as ever, see attached photo taken this morning (14/12/2020). Fundamental failure of the highway drainage system is causing increased levels of damage to private property.

    Posted anonymously at 15:20, Mon 14 December 2020

  • ACCIDENT caused by sludge deposited by ponding water. On 18 December 2020 a motorcyclist lost traction and fell to the floor. Rider has a bad limp and damage to vehicle. Police are aware as they were already at the scene whilst closing the A413 due to another incident.

    Posted anonymously at 06:45, Tue 22 December 2020

  • Flooding continues to be caused by blocked road gullies. See attached photo taken 21/12/2020.

    Posted anonymously at 06:48, Tue 22 December 2020

  • Flooding has got worse again and affecting local properties. See attached photo taken 22/12/2020. This problem with blocked gullies needs to be fixed with urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 11:51, Tue 22 December 2020

  • Bowood Lane didn't have a very merry Christmas, no presence from Bucks CC, see attached photo taken 27/12/2020. Please provide an update on when this dangerous problem will be fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 11:35, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • Bowood Lane isn't having a very happy new year, see attached photo taken 14/01/2021. Rain water is visibly flowing illegally from Bowood Lane onto private property and depositing silt. If the silt is not removed and the area made good within 7 days Bucks CC may be invoiced for the storage of silt and damage to private property. Bucks CC are again conspicuous by their absence.

    Posted anonymously at 11:45, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • Bucks CC telephoned (01296 382416) on 14/01/2021 at 14:09 to report standing water causing aquaplaning of vehicles. Nothing has happened.

    Posted anonymously at 07:33, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Standing water in Bowood Lane, deeper than ankle depth and causing aquaplaning of vehicles, phot taken 15/01/2021.

    Posted anonymously at 07:35, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Standing water in Bowood Lane, deeper than ankle depth and causing aquaplaning of vehicles, photo taken 16/01/2021.

    Posted anonymously at 07:36, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Standing water in Bowood Lane, deeper than ankle depth and causing aquaplaning of vehicles, photo taken 20/01/2021.

    Posted anonymously at 07:37, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • 7 days on and the build up of sludge on private property caused by Bucks CC failure to clear these drains has not been cleared away. Is the debris contaminated? Bucks CC have not objected to being charged for storage and have made no contact to clear the debris. The first invoice will therefore be sent to Bucks CC.

    Posted anonymously at 07:42, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Flood water reported as an emergency on 21/01/2021 due to aquaplaning vehicles on a 60mph road. A sign has been put up. The gullies have still not been unblocked.

    Posted anonymously at 08:53, Friday 5 February 2021

  • Photo taken 28/01/2021. Gullies still blocked. Lane still flooded.

    Posted anonymously at 08:55, Friday 5 February 2021

  • Photo taken 05/02/2021. Gullies still blocked. Lane still flooded.

    Posted anonymously at 08:56, Friday 5 February 2021

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