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Soakaway blocked

Reported via desktop in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 09:47, Mon 24 October 2022

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

Soakaway has become blocked with mud etc meaning it is not doing it's job properly. Should be about 8ft deep but is currently about 2 ft. Needs to be cleared.

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  • We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. As a general rule ditches along the side of the road are the responsibility of whoever owns the land on which they are situated, they should maintain and keep the ditch capable of carrying water away from the road.

    The Local Area Technician will carry out an inspection within 10 days and if it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council and a repair is required, we will carry out the work. If the responsibility is with the landowner, we will write to them and request they carry out the necessary work.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:47, Mon 24 October 2022

  • Update

    We have now inspected the area and our assessment is that no action is required at this stage.

    The issue reported will be added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:47, Thu 27 October 2022

  • Update

    We have now inspected the area and our assessment is that the issue does not meet our criteria for requiring immediate attention at this stage.

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:47, Thu 27 October 2022

  • The road flooded badly again today due to the virtually full soakaway, the road is covered in mud and as is on a corner needs to be cleaned quickly and the soakaway needs to be dug out and the drains that lead to it need to be unblocked. This is an ongoing problem and needs to be sorted as our house is vulnerable to the flooding.

    Posted anonymously at 11:03, Wed 23 November 2022

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