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Two road drains completely blocked - backed up with soil/tree debris and one has grass growing out of it

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 19:36, Tuesday 5 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later. Council ref: 1833479.

One road drain adjacent to the park before you get to carpark (travelling south/leaving Wantage), and opposite 'New House' long roadside hedge. Second road drain adjacent to the park, and opposite 'Kingsbury'. They've both been blocked for ages, the road sweeper takes the leaves away, but the blockage is solid. When raining heavily nothing drains, road floods, leaves float along down to the next drain - adjacent to the park and opposite 'Sunnyside' - which backs up unless, like me, you wear wellies, and kick the leaves aside when walking the dog in the rain, thus alleviating the floodwater temporarily. This happens every year because the trees in the park are too big and overhang the road, shedding leaves and also seed casing. In my opinion, consideration should be given to pruning the trees as this would 1/ reduce leaf litter/flooding hazard/problem/costs and 2/ reduce potential for danger/problem with electricity cables which run above the hedge/boundary of the park and in growth of the very large trees.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 19:40, Tuesday 5 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 06:05, Wednesday

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage has been investigated and will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:17, Wednesday

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