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Drain cover missing and now blocked

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 12:50, Sunday 2 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6050424.

Around hese coordinates 51.6343592, -0.7514530, and postcode HP13 5DT on Google maps, there is an issue with a drain. I was walking down Benjamin road and noticed that a drain had no cover. Additionally it was obstructed because someone put a road cone inside. This would cause water to accumulate on roads when it rains, rather than being collected by the drain. It could also mean large objects could clog the drain when it rains because there is no grille to filter them from the water flow.

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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 12:51, Sunday 2 June 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 11:32, Thursday 6 June 2024

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