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Ditch block causing damage to property

Reported via desktop in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 14:42, Monday 19 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5599840.

A ditch is blocked causing high volumes of water to enter gardens and building surrounds. Water is up against brickwork and has been very close to entering the entrance to the building.

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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 14:42, Monday 19 February 2024

  • The customer who made this report has received a communication privately from us

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:25, Thursday 29 February 2024

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.