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Blocked drain

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 06:48, Mon 23 October 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5126023.

Hi there.. I'm begging you not to just instantly close this incident down and tell us we're part of an annual cycle of works.. We desperately, desperately need the drains outside our houses and opposite on the entrance to Millboard Lane clearing as soon as humanly possible, as all it takes is five minutes of heavy rain for the drains to fail, the road to become impassable and our properties to become immediately at risk of flooding. We're clinging on by our fingertips and have been for several weeks now; we've all cancelled holidays, weddings, going into work over the last few weeks any time there is adverse weather forecasted as we all need to be in our homes to defend our properties, so it's no exaggeration to say that this is ruining our lives; none of us can sleep when it is raining overnight. There's a reason why WP [who used to coordinate this at your end] changed the cycle to "every six months", it's because he realised that was the only way you could give us a chance of not regularly flooding. Again - we're begging you, we'll happily pay any money ourselves if it's budgetary!

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  • This has been passed to the Local Area Technician to investigate.

    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. Even when a gully is clean and well maintained it will only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 06:48, Mon 23 October 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within 6-8 weeks.

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:42, Tue 24 October 2023

  • Update

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

    Alongside our Highways Safety Inspections, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:54, Wednesday 7 February 2024

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