Reported via desktop in the Flooding on a road/footpath category by Mr David Aitken at 12:02, Monday 25 September 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5028647.
In my opinion, because the main drain is silted up and blocked, as soon as there is heavy rain, the excess water can’t flow into the culverts and is simply backing up resulting in the problems described. The culverts that are engineered to divert the excessive water from the A404 work very well providing that the routing is free of obstruction. Reiterating, that after BCC’s last visit some years ago, the problem described was rectified. I have reported this on several occasions via Fix my Street and the last negative response had a reference of Enquiry 40180884. This matter has become progressively worse and, as you will see from the photos, during the past 7 days, the excess water coming out of the drain marked x, has been so excessive as to actually lift the cover out of it mounting! I’m no engineer but the reoccurring problems are ‘the same’, there is a serious blockage which is NOT allowing the excess water from the busy A404 to be dissipated as it was designed to do, once it is cleared, we don’t experience any problems. As it is, not only do we have to deal with the unsightly aftermath of mud and sludge but of real concern to me personally, is the inherent possibility of my 300+ year old Grade II listed property being flooded. David M Aitken 25.09.23
This has been passed to the Local Area Technician to investigate.
If the flooding is caused by a water leak we will report it to the relevant utility company to repair.
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:03, Monday 25 September 2023
State changed to: Action scheduled
Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:04, Tuesday 10 October 2023
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