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Blocked drains opposite the Methodist church in Shepherds Lane.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category by John Davis at 10:06, Thursday 14 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Two drains are blocked opposite the Methodist Church. This was first reported back in October but still not remedied. Vehicles splash water against the side of my house (no 26j soaking the wall and even splashing as high as the window. This happens every time there is continuous rain. It is now getting on for three months since it was first reported. Next step will be to contact my local MP - which I had to do a few years ago before any action was take. PLEASE sort this problem out!

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:06, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • 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 07:47, Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:26, Thursday 28 January 2021

  • I first reported this problem on 30 October 2020 - reference no 40146392. I reported it again in January (as nothing had happened) and received an acknowledgment - ref no 40151922 on 14 Jan. 28th Jan received a confirmation that the work is “in progress.” Nothing has happened and it is getting on for five months since it was first reported. My understanding of “in progress” is that something is happening. This is clearly not the case. I am therefore reporting it for the third time. Unbelievable incompetence.

    Posted by John Davis at 11:26, Friday 12 March 2021

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