Reported via desktop in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 09:41, Tue 24 October 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5130926.
Caller called in to report that this issue has been reported already on FMS (5116421 - pic included on this ref)) and Environmental Agency came out to look. Caller was advised that the drain UNDER the road is blocked by reeds etc and needs blasting out as was done some years ago by the council. Flooding effects Willowbrook and houses and the lane of Halton Lane.
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 09:41, Tue 24 October 2023