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Blocked drains on Bettycroft Close causing flooding on 2 Wiggley Cottages

Reported in the Blocked - flooding private property category anonymously at 08:58, Fri 9 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1725734.

Blocked drains on Bettycroft Close located: 1 x blocked drain by intersection of Bettycroft Close and the main part of Bettycroft Close from Cotton Road. 1 x 20 yards from the intersection with the rest of Bettycroft Close on the cul de sac 1 x blocked on The Hollow near intersection with Bettycroft Close cul de sac

Bettycroft Close is on a hill, as the drains are blocked on Bettycroft Close, there is no where for excess rain water to go, so is running down the hill into homes. Resident of 2 Wiggley Cottages has had to put sandbags up. Water has come in the front door at 2 Wiggley Cottages, The Hollow as a result of the blocked drains on Bettycroft Close.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:00, Fri 9 August 2019

  • Following another downpour on Sunday 11th August, it took no time at all for the drains to overflow once again with the water from Bettycroft Close flooding The Hollow. Luckily the sandbags I’ve placed at the front of my property prevented water cascading down the two concrete steps to our front door. The rain lasted only 15 minutes fortunately. Hopefully the blocked drains will be cleared before the next heavy rain which is scheduled for Wednesday 14th August. Thank you. John and Lesley Richardson, 2 Wigley Cottages The Hollow Ravensthorpe

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 08:03, Mon 12 August 2019

  • Work instructed and will be undertaken within 26 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:53, Wed 21 August 2019

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