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Blocked drains and drain cover covered in earth on bend in Dark Lane

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 19:29, Tue 10 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3516642.

There is a natural spring higher up Dark Lane causing water to cascade down the road. This is especially so when it rains and the water table rises. The water cannot run off into the drains at the bend in Dark Lane because the drains there - there are two - are blocked and one is vrtually covered in earth. This causes the water to pool and is dangerous to traffic and pedestrians. This has been like this for as long as I have been living here, approx 10 months.

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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 19:30, Tue 10 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, concerning the condition of the drainage on Dark Lane. We are pleased to confirm that the drain will be cleansed as part of our cyclic cleansing programme, within the next month. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the area as part of our routine inspections.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:49, Wed 11 May 2022

  • Initially reported on the 10th May It was good to hear that you would be rectifying this issue "within the next month" as part of your "cyclic cleansing programme". I am sorry to say that it is now July and nothing has been done. Was the cyclic programme not undertaken or is the next month some other time? If you would like to discuss this you can call me on 07767672112 - David McLoughlin Many thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 18:50, Fri 1 July 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 18:51, Fri 1 July 2022

  • Can you please give me an update. Thank you

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 19:44, Sun 17 July 2022

  • You have still not fixed the problem, or even attempted to. You said you would inclide it on your cyclic maintenance regime and you didn't. You also said you were investigating my request for an update.I have heard nothng. Can I elevate this to a complaint please.

    Posted anonymously at 20:18, Sat 6 August 2022

  • Is it worth reporting a problem on this site. No-one has responded to my previous requests / comments You can call me on 07767672112 David

    Posted by David McLoughlin at 10:06, Fri 26 August 2022

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