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Flooding across lane at dangerous bend still not fixed!

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 16:40, Thursday 14 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

I last reported this flooding problem in October 2020. I was aware of some kind of road sweeping/drain entrance clearing machine passing by one time after that, following which I received a report asking if the problem has been fixed. I wasn't sure as we haven't had significant rainfall since then. However it is still the case that there is always a large puddle there after rain and as you can see from the photo, after continuous rain for one day the flood is now right across the road and our driveway. This forces vehicles to drive around the bend on the wrong side of the road since they cannot tell how deep the water is. From previous correspondence I understand that there is a borehole beneath the relevant drain. The drain is not working at all and probably the borehole needs clearing out, or a soakaway needs to be dug into the wood. The superficial cleaning that you have carried out has not made any difference. This is a lane that is quite heavily used as a cut through from Beaconsfield to the Chalfonts, particularly during morning and evening rush hours and it needs to be maintained to a safer standard.

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  • 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.
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    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:40, 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:
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:52, Friday 22 January 2021

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