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Outside Lidstones, 80 yards from Windsor Rd junction.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 15:59, Friday 15 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Blocked drain here. Water collects across the road when it rains. This has worsened since the road was resurfaced. Please can this drain be cleared ASAP?

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:59, Friday 15 January 2021

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    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:49, Friday 29 January 2021

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:28, Monday 15 February 2021

  • 15.02.21 - Reference - 40152138. Further to my conversation today with Debbie Smith, CSA Buckinghamshire Council - please see below my email of 31.01.21 (in reply to your email of 29.01.21) which you do not seem to have received:

    31.01.21 Dear Transport for Buckinghamshire,

    Thank you for your email and I quite understand the drainage problems resulting from excessive rain fall, however, this is not as I explained when reporting the matter an issue of capacity but of a blocked gully. Although the amount of rain has exacerbated the problem of excess water over the pavement and road outside my house, the cause is that the drainage opening is totally blocked and therefore even in normal weather conditions the rainfall has nowhere to go, other than to eventually evaporate over time. My concern is that the much greater water spread across the road is a hazard as vehicles try to avoid this and cross onto the other side of the carriageway where there is oncoming traffic. I’m afraid, this cannot wait on a visit under the ‘cyclic gully programme’ and for safety reasons needs more urgent attention.

    Please acknowledge receipt of this email.

    David Stoll.

    15.02.21 My call today was to ascertain the current position and to report the road having been dry yesterday is again flooded after just a small amount of rain this morning. This problem and the danger of a road traffic accident will only be resolved when the blocked drain (causing the issue) is cleared. Please make this a priority for the good reasons stated.

    Thank you.

    David Stoll.

    Posted anonymously at 13:59, Monday 15 February 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:
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:46, Wednesday

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