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These drains are partly or wholly blocked

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 10:07, Sunday 24 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2498046.

Your report recently concluded that these were clear which they are clearly not. Perhaps the inspector should actually look down the drain. These blocked drains contribute to flooding down Robs Lane and need clearing asap.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 County Council at 10:08, Sunday 24 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage On Robs Lane. The gullies in the area are on a triennial cyclical programme of works and we are due out on April 2021. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:30, Monday 8 February 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage On Robs Lane. The gullies in the area are on a triennial cyclical programme of works and we are due out on April 2021. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go. Update 15-2-21. Thank you for your enquiry. This site has been visited by our Community Steward who has confirmed that there is some leaf litter and debris in the bottom of the gully pots but the out let's are clear. Gullies to be attended by our cyclic programme due in April 2021.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:54, Monday 15 February 2021

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