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Reported via desktop in the Blocked Ditch Causing Flooding category by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:36, Wednesday 28 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2897715.

Under the bridge by Patrick’s Lane and High Street there is blockage (silt and vegetation) and it causes water to back up and cause flooding. The brook cannot flow after rain and causes flooding including in December 2020 when many houses in this area were flooded. This needs to be cleared before further incidents. It is difficult to get photos of under the bridge but the ones here show the are

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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 16:37, Wednesday 28 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. We have already raised a defect to clear the silt from the watercourse. We are contractually required to respond within 24 months of notification, but we will complete the silt clearance before this.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:51, Thursday 29 July 2021

  • In addition to the Patrick’s Lane blocked culvert, there are now other areas overgrown or silted up and blocked in this vicinity that are a flood risk. These photos show this. The arch of the brook is now so overgrown that the flow of Kingsbrook along this main channel is not going to happen easily. One of the channels is only available for flow and on the other side of the road that bridge is now also silted up or has vegetation.

    Posted anonymously at 19:42, Thursday 26 August 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:43, Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Update 2nd September 2021. Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. We have already included within our planned works desilting and vegetation removal to the highway structures in this area. We are responsible for works within the highway extents. The responsibility of the maintenance of the watercourse beyond the highway extents falls to the riparian landowners. We have the details and will be requesting that they carry out their duties as well. Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. We have already raised a defect to clear the silt from the watercourse. We are contractually required to respond within 24 months of notification, but we will complete the silt clearance before this.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:04, Thursday 2 September 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:04, Thursday 2 September 2021

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