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Drain STILL blocked 20yds up from village playing field entrance

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category by Terry Savage at 17:37, Sunday 7 February 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2531927.

I reported this fault under no. 2515895 and you reported no further action needed. However I can only presume that the drain was not properly surveyed. It may look clear, but lifting cover or pushing a stick in will make it obvious that there is at least 3ft of silt blocking it which is just below the cover. This quickly causes the drain to overflow in wet weather and flood the road as well as causing water to flow into the nearby playing fields. Thank you however for marking down many other areas in the village for repair recently.

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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 Highways at 17:37, Sunday 7 February 2021

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. We will investigate and update within next ten working days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:58, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • Your last report said that you would investigate and give update on fault within ten working days from 9th February. We are now in March nearly a month later and still no word. I checked drain today (6/3) and silt is still blocking it under the cover.

    Posted by Terry Savage at 15:54, Saturday 6 March 2021

  • Just checking the drains, these are the ones embedded into the kerb not storm drains in the road. one or two of these empty out in to the brook that runs to the edge of the playing field. During the last floods at Xmas, the drains were blocked with debris and contributed towards flood damage to the clubhouse at the playing field. if you place a stick right in the kerb drain, you can feel the compacted mud to the back of the kerb drains. they look ok from the road but need some sort of clearing. We can then let our insurers know we are taking measures to prevent further flooding.

    Posted by Debra Melanie Styles at 14:34, Wednesday 7 April 2021

  • Any updates on this problem as most of drains up both hills into village and up towards A509 are blocked causing a flooding problem last Christmas and a lot of surface water collecting in dip near Playing Fields.

    Posted by Terry Savage at 22:50, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • There was a large and deep puddle across the road at this location after todays heavy rain, mainly because of blocked drains as the water has nowhere to run. Could you please get a team in to unblock the drains to stop this happening?

    Posted by Terry Savage at 17:16, Friday 18 June 2021

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