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White Hill Chesham

Reported via Android in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 17:10, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5861620.

All of the gulleys from the Grammar School down to White Hill Close are blocked and have been for many months. This causes excess water to flow down the road into White Hill Close and overwhelmes the gulleys and bore hole and causes flooding to properties. Please clear the blocked gullies asap.

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  • This has been passed to the Highway Officer 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.

    The Highway Officer is only able to inspect the drain when the water has cleared away, this will be done within 10 days and if required, an order will be raised to clear the drain.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:10, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has carried out an inspection and has identified that there is no immediate safety issue, 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, this generally clears away over a matter of hours.

    It is not financially viable for us to action all non-safety issues in isolation, these non-safety issues are added to a package of works for the area. In addition, all our roads are subject to Safety Inspections, and this includes identifying drainage issues, we also have a gully clearance programme where we inspect and clear all 85,000 Buckinghamshire owned gully’s annually.

    If your property is in danger of flooding please refer to the flooding information and guidance on the Buckinghamshire website

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:20, Thursday 18 April 2024

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