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AFTER REPAIR OF TARMAC OF DRAIN OUTSIDE OUR COTTAGE - water bubbling over ironwork. Causing back up of water to cottage and flooding kitchen. Poor tarmac repairs around the drain has been an issue since 1994. Level between new tarmac repair and road now pushed water pooling closer to our front door.Original marked repair area some 300% larger than area actually repaired on 21 May 2020.The cottage is deluged by water by vehicles passing. Owner endeavouring to protect property by creating hedge with plants and investing thousands of pounds into protective coating to stop damage to 200 year old cottage in conservation area.

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 13:17, Monday 22 June 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

THIS ISSUE IS NOT CLOSED. AFTER REPAIR OF TARMAC OF DRAIN OUTSIDE OUR COTTAGE on 21 MAY 2020 - the first rainwaters saw water bubbling over ironwork. NEVER happened before and not an issue with any other drain in High Street North. Since then this appears to be Causing back up of water to cottage and FLOODING kitchen. Poor tarmac repairs around the drain has been an issue since 1994. Level between new tarmac repairy and road in MAY 2020 has resulted in n water pooling closer to our front door. Not acceptable. Original marked repair area in February 2020 was some 300% larger than area actually repaired on 21 May 2020. The cottage is deluged by water by vehicles passing. Owner endeavouring to protect property by creating hedge with plants to shield windows which are regularly mucked up by dirty rain road water and has invested thousands of pounds into protective coating to stop damage to 200 year old cottage in conservation area. THIS IS AN UNACCEPTABLE SITUATION which has been an issue for 25 years. This issue needs to be ESCALATED.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:18, Monday 22 June 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.
    Our Highways Inspection Policy can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 20:31, Monday 22 June 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:14, Friday 24 July 2020

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