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Ditch outside Sherwood, One Pin Lane, SL23RA

Reported via mobile in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 21:04, Sunday 18 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5596178.

The ditch passes through a pipe under the drive shared by Sherwood and Tanglewood houses. There is clearly something blocking the pipe. As you can see in the photo the water level to East of the drive is higher than to the west, and after heavy raining water is running over the drive. This is causing the tarmac on the shared drive to lift and create potholes. I also have two small toddlers and this overfilled ditch is a drowning hazard. We need someone to clear the pipe under the drive so the water in the ditch flows through and prevents flooding.

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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 Highway Officer will carry out an inspection within 10 days and if it is the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council and work is required, we will raise and order and have the work done.

    If the responsibility is with the landowner, we will not use taxpayers money to carry out the work, we will write to the land owner and request they carry out the necessary work on their land.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 21:04, Sunday 18 February 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has attended the site and carried an inspection based on your report.

    We assess repairs in accordance with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy. This allows us to prioritise the most serious repairs to be completed urgently, with more minor defects such as this one being planned to be completed within 6-8 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:54, Tuesday 27 February 2024

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