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Blocked and overflowing drain.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 06:45, Wed 15 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3180694.

The Parish Council has reported this drain at least 4 times. It is opposite Coronation Road on the corner of The Village Green. The jetting vehicle attends but nothing changes. The location of drains on the map do not reflect their exact locations and the drains which run along the pavement are not shown at all.

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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 06:46, Wed 15 December 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the drainage in this area; specifically that you feel it is blocked and causing potential flooding issues. Whilst we appreciate and sympathise with your comments, we can confirm that there are no immediate safety concerns found during our recent inspection. This location has been inspected by our team and there was no standing water and the gullies have been recently attended. However, please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area as part of our routine inspections during the next heavy rainfall.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:11, Wed 15 December 2021

  • Hello,

    I don't know where you are getting your information from but it is incorrect.

    Last week, at my request, a jetting vehicle attended Newnham and I took the workman to the drain in question to show him the level of the water which was only 3 inches below the road surface, not two or three feet below like the other drains. He said he would inspect the drain and 'sort' it. The following morning I went to have a look and the water level was still almost at road level. Whenever it rains it overflows and there has been a pool of water there for many months whenever it rains. There is undoubtedly a blockage.


    Terry Regan Chairman Newnham Parish Council

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:29, Wed 15 December 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:30, Wed 15 December 2021

  • The water level is about 18" below the road surface. This drain may have been 'jetted' and now be at the correct level. I shall monitor the situation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 07:19, Mon 20 December 2021

  • The drain is again full and overflowing with a vast amount of standing water.

    Posted anonymously at 08:26, Mon 27 December 2021

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