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Drain ALWAYS blocked on Beckenham Road

Reported in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 12:53, Monday 17 February 2020

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

There is a drain in the gutter of Beckenham Road at the entrance of the slip road to 34 Beckenham Road (Links Group office) and the Spa car park. This drain cover is always blocked with dirt which in turn causes the road to flood when we have long periods of rain. The recent rains of storms Ciara and Dennis cause a great amount of water to spread across Beckenham Road and towards the Queens Road turning.

There are several problems: [1] traffic Beckenham-bound doesn't know the depth of water or cause - so they avoid the "lake" and then have to drive on the oncoming lane (Penge-bound). This can cause traffic jams (at best) or careless/impatient driving. Queens Road is a frequently used route to avoid traffic towards Beckenham. So cars turning into Queens Road block through traffic which won't drive through the lake [2] pedestrians get soaked if they pass by the lake, and the traffic does drive through the water [3] eventually the road surface will be permanently damaged as the water stays for a long time

Given the frequency and intensity of winter rain storms (climate change is not going away), a better solution needs implementing for the efficient removal of water in this area.

This has been reported by myself and other members of the public many times over the years.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:58, Monday 17 February 2020

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:45, Thursday 20 February 2020

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:50, Wednesday 18 March 2020

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