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Facing 14 Bowerdean Road HP13 6AX.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 13:19, Wed 16 December 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Dear Sir/Madam, Regarding: Blocked drain (rainwater gully) located at on the road side of 14 Bowedean Road, HP13 6AX (next to the street sign). The above rainwater gully caters to the rainwater running from the Bowerdean road (down the hill) and also from the side road situated at the island (near the Carrot & Coriander Vegetable shop). With rainfall, there is great amount of water rushing from two sides (hills) of the roads and getting accumulated around this gully. However, because there is only one gully, that too remains blocked round the year, is unable to cope with the amount of accumulated rainwater at this junction. This is causing a number of issues:

1. The rainwater from the road instead of passing through the drainage system is being absorbed by the land of the adjacent property (14 Bowerdean Road). The seepage of water has lead to high saturation of land around causing high level of humidity in the home and further potential damage to the property like damps. This poses grave health issues. The plaster of the boundary wall is also damaged and the paint discoloured. . 2. When the water gets accumulated during & after the rainfall because of the blocked and insufficient drainage system, it creates a pool of water around the gully. The passing traffic on this busy road sprays the boundary wall and the passer-by - especially the vulnerable like people pushing buggies, school children and senior citizens get drenched by the spray.

3. The road near the gully is in a very bad state causing danger to users like cyclist, scooters, Electric Zipps and motor cyclists. May I request you to get the issues assessed by the competent authority and mitigate the problem. Thanks.

Kind Regards, Zaya

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:19, Wed 16 December 2020

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    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:31, Friday 8 January 2021

  • 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;
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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:31, Friday 8 January 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:31, Friday 8 January 2021

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