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Number of gully drain need clean

Reported via desktop in the Road, Pavement & PROW Issues category anonymously at 06:43, Wednesday 21 July 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Road surface flooding which needs the road gully drains on both side of the road cleaned and leading towards the school.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 06:45, Wednesday 21 July 2021

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:45, Thursday 22 July 2021

  • I would like confirmation that the gully drains do not have any restrictions on them. This would relate to the non visible section of the pipework related to the gully drain and not the catchment pot that is visible as these may look clear to anyone looking into the drain from the kerb. Will your Investigation/ work ensure free flow of surface water into the main network sewer. That ensures there is no restrictions on the whole system.

    Posted anonymously at 15:23, Thursday 22 July 2021

  • The street flooding here was reported to Thames Water under a separate Fix My Street on the 22nd July 2021 for them to investigate cleansing and capacity within their main line.

    The Council will be carrying out separate cleansing works to ensure that our connection from the street gully pot (kerbside drain) to main line is clear of any obstruction that may have prevented flow.

    Due to the water receding after the downpour this is unlikely to be the cause of the flooding here.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:28, Friday 20 August 2021

  • Our drainage contractor attended on the 7th October 2021 and cleansed the accessible assets in the street. They will return to clear the remaining gullies once the necessary parking restrictions are arranged.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:02, Monday 11 October 2021

  • Thanks for the update regards the gully drains. Can you confirm when the connections between the gully and the main sewer connections will also be inspected as part of the council cleaning.

    Will the street cleaning team also undertake cleaning of the street when the parking restrictions are in place. Or planning these works when the school isn’t in use and the parking situation has improved to allow your contractors to complete these works.

    Posted anonymously at 06:53, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • Once again several garages in The Mead flooded this morning. Reported multiple times over the last year or so but seemingly no action has been taken.

    Posted anonymously at 11:53, Sunday 31 October 2021

  • Once again several garages in The Mead flooded this morning. Reported multiple times over the last year or so but seemingly no action has been taken.

    Posted anonymously at 12:00, Sunday 31 October 2021

  • It was noticeable that the gully catch-pots still have silt buildup that needs further investigation. Also the connection legs from these gully drains to the sewer need to be investigated and checked. The rainfall this weekend was not as heavy as previous rain full witnessed. Which again caused flooding to both sides of the road and to some garages. Can the council confirm when their contractor will return to complete any further investigations and work to prevent further flooding occurring in the future.

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Monday 1 November 2021

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