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Blocked gullies on the Old Bix Road in Lower Assendon'

Reported in the Gully and Catchpits category anonymously at 13:34, Sun 29 December 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later. Council ref: 1908763.

I sent you this email back in the autumn: I live at Orchard Dene Cottage, on the Old Bix Road. The last time the gullies were cleared was in the week beginning 4.3.19; by 14.3.19 (as I noted in my diary) they were full again. Now, when heavy rain brings detritus down the road, much of it turns right into my driveway after filling a small drainage ditch. Mud collects in the gateway. Please clear both gullies.

You told me (by a FixMy Street email) as under: Thank you for your report.the gullies are on a scheduled cyclic programme of works, we are currently prioritizing our efforts, dealing with blocked gullies that pose a potential threat to the flooding of properties.

State changed to: No further action

I responded to this by email (and now realise that I shouldn't have done, as "Do not respond..." was added to your reply): That is a totally useless reply! I’ve been mulling it over for the past fortnight+, and I cannot revise my opinion. The gullies are blocked, run-off will “pose a potential threat…” and “No further action” is a dereliction of duty. What do I pay extortionate rates for? Waffly responses, it seems. Please get your act together and DO something. I don’t want to know when the “cyclic programme” might come round: I want the drains cleared.

To bring this saga to a conclusion, I am now requesting urgent action. After a month of atrocious weather (for which, thank God, OCC is not responsible) the mud in my gateway has to be cleared two or three times a week. And, yes, my property is flooded. So please, do your jobs, and make January 2020 a month to remember!

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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 13:35, Sun 29 December 2019

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