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Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 14:57, Friday 5 February 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

With a constantly blocked drain outside our house and with constant water running into our drive...even when it’s not raining heavy (as you keep telling me is the reason) the kerbstones have now washed away causing a river flow into our front drive. What are we to do when you don’t do anything to solve the problem. Are we meant to clear the drain ourselves?? put new kerbstone down ourselves?? Or build an ark when we want to get out of our house? . If we do the work, can we bill the council? We are just about at screaming point and will be if we get yet another email telling us it’s because of “heavy rain fall”. It isn’’s because the drain is always blocked almost to the top and the council don’t clear it properly, if at all. Our drive is being ruined by water and sludge let alone having to wear welly’s just to get out. As you can probably tell...we have had enough and wondering just what we pay our councils for exactly!!

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  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:57, Friday 5 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 09:56, Wednesday 17 February 2021

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