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Collapsed drain, surface water drainage failure causing erosion and flooding

Reported by James Clark at 13:27, Wednesday 12 February 2020

Sent to North Yorkshire County Council 5 minutes later

Failure of surface water drainage caused road to erode and collapse as water washed away road just above Aco drain. Aco drain now damaged so rain doesn't flow down it, causing further erosion. Road eroded so most water misses gulley and drain anyway. Road repairs due 17-18 Feb per NYCC but this was not marked up when NYCC marked up several other areas last week. It needs repairing before the resurfacing takes place. The Aco and gulley were marked up last year when previously reported but nothing has been repaired. Despite this, all reports on my NYCC account say "service fulfilled". Several other areas on the road also need repairing with similar erosion/surface water issues, also a blocked gulley and severely cracked and uneven pavements. NYCC on Twitter asked me to report the issues not marked up. This is the first one. I will add more as you only allow 3 photos at a time. The entire road, including the 30cm deep hollows beneath the road and the failed drainage, needs a proper repair, not just superficial surface dressing. NYCC told Cllr Trotter in December that this would happen, but when he asked NYCC yesterday they would not confirm full repair, just surface dressing. This report is being sent on fixmystreet, rather than my NYCC account so I have a full record for any future legal action if the drainage is not repaired, particularly given the damage being caused to the private property downhill from the failed drainage. The first photo shows where some of the water appears, which should be going into the drainage system. This is not normal. Please repair the road/drains/pavements properly as part of the planned repairs this Spring. I've offered to show NYCC staff the issues but nobody has even asked. Cllr Trotter has seen all the problems with me though. The damage continues to worsen but has needed repair for several years (certainly over 3 years) and now, if you drive over the Aco at over 5 mph you risk serious suspension damage.

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  • Councillor and MP now supporting the residents in this battle. Council have accepted that some repair is required but are only planning superficial repairs, rather than addressing and remedying the cause of the issue. We’ll keep fighting.

    Posted by James Clark at 16:03, Wednesday 11 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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