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Blocked road drains, Temple Street, Keynsham

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Robert Drower at 11:01, Mon 2 September 2013

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later

Two blocked road drains, one at the top of Dapps Hill, the other opposite, outside The Old School, Temple Street, have been blocked for at least two years. Highways have made several attempts to clear them to no avail. During prolonged rainfall, the excess water flows down Dapps Hill compounding problems there, and has resulted in flooding of properties on several occasions. Also, the channel in Dapps Hill, next to the high wall used to flow fast during heavy rain. It is now just a trickle. These problems need addressing urgently to ensure no further damage to property occurs.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:12, Mon 30 September 2013

  • Highways department have marked this pothole but to date, the hole has not been filled.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 13:12, Mon 30 September 2013

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:04, Mon 28 October 2013

  • The drains are still blocked.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 14:04, Mon 28 October 2013

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:02, Mon 25 November 2013

  • During spells of rain on the 20th November, it could be seen that these drains were still blocked as water was flowing across the full drains and running down Dapps Hill. It appears there is a serious problem in this area around the bottom of Albert Road at the junction with Temple Street. Normal gully emptying is obviously not alleviating the problem, so I hope the Highways Department investigate this as soon as possible before further flooding of properties at the bottom of Dapps Hill occurs.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 23:02, Mon 25 November 2013

  • It has been four years since I last reported these blocked road drains. During spells of prolonged rain the same drains are still failing to take rainwater away from the highway. Another drain in Albert Road is also now blocked. This extra water is being diverted down Dapps Hill along with debris and has in the past caused flooding in the lower cottages. In addition, the double drain at the end of the high wall in the bottom of Dapps Hill has been filled with silt and debris for years - in spite of reporting this to highways on several occasions. Please find enclosed photos taken today. The exact location will be observable from these photographs.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 19:58, Wed 13 December 2017

  • This photo is the blocked drain at the bottom of the high wall in Dapps Hill.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 20:00, Wed 13 December 2017

  • Situation the same as previous reports. Still no action.taken by the authority. Photos show further debris washed down the hill after rain overnight 30/31 December 2017, Leaves and silt threatening to block more drains further down.

    Posted by Robert Drower at 20:18, Sun 31 December 2017

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