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Reported via desktop in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 14:19, Fri 20 January 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4153522.

Pipes connecting ditches could do with a quick clearout to prevent flooding and owner of Fulmere House to be contacted to ask to stop pumping water from his/her property in to adjacent ditch which has continued apace for several days now

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  • We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. As a general rule ditches along the side of the road are the responsibility of whoever owns the land on which they are situated, they should maintain and keep the ditch capable of carrying water away from the road.

    The Local Area Technician will carry out an inspection within 10 days and if it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council and a repair is required, we will carry out the work. If the responsibility is with the landowner, we will write to them and request they carry out the necessary work.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:19, Fri 20 January 2023

  • Update

    An initial assessment has been made and further work to investigate this enquiry is required. This should be completed within the next 28 days.

    Please be assured we will continue to monitor the issue in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:41, Tue 28 February 2023

  • An order has been raised to repair the defect reported, this will be a permanent repair to be carried out within the next 16 weeks. To ensure the highway network remains as safe as possible we will be carrying out temporary repairs on dangerous issues to make them safe, please be assured we will revisit these temporary repairs and make them permanent at a later date, we will also continue to carry out our regular Highways Safety Inspection Policy and should we find any issues we will apply the same rule a temporary repair until such time as we can make it permanent.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:59, Thu 18 May 2023

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