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Henley Road outside Havenholme.

Reported via desktop in the Flooding on a road/footpath category anonymously at 11:39, Fri 20 October 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5117606.

Havenholme’s drive has been washed away for the 4th time this year from flood water coming off Henley road. This incident happened last night. Unfortunately the remedial work taken recently to the crossover did not divert enough of the heavy flow towards the footpath. Following a useful site meeting with a flood relief team member the remedial work to the crossover was put in hand. From this meeting it was evident a number of further measures needed to be undertaken: 1. The 2 soakaways either side of the Henley road redrilled 10m into the chalk below. 2. Clean out blocked gulley near corner with Highfield Park road and the connecting drain jetted. 3. The road kerbs raised to 60mm at the crossover. 4. Dig out the ditch which flows down the footpath beside Havenholme from a 150mm pipe which is connected to the soakaway in the grass verge. This will help to alleviate water back up and flooding in front of the house. This ditch does not go into a soak away. I suggest one should be built at the bottom of the footpath close to the gate where there is ample space. This would make a significant difference for Havenholme and The Rushes.

I look forward to hearing from you again with news when these works will be undertaken. Steven Bryant

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  • 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 11:39, Fri 20 October 2023

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:24, Tue 31 October 2023

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:31, Tue 14 November 2023

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