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Longstanding flooding of road with static water for 3 months

Reported via mobile in the Flooding of a road or pavement category anonymously at 18:43, Wednesday 13 March 2024

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5709040.

This road has been flooded for 3 months. It is difficult to walk through and hazardous for small cars. There is limited access through the village of Hinton Blewett and so this disrupts access significantly. The water now smells. This is a constant issue now and the 2 drains either side of the road were not cleared properly. The drainage system needs to be dug up and repaired as simply sucking the water out has not solved the problem for two decades now at least.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 18:43, Wednesday 13 March 2024

  • I am trying to get in contact with the Highways Inspector Nick Sperring who kindly left me a message about this flooding. I would be grateful if he could contact me via my email address initially. I think there has been significant misunderstanding from the answerphone message he left me about permission for access to help resolve this issue.

    Posted anonymously at 21:41, Thursday 14 March 2024

  • I have spoken with Mr Nick Sperring the Highways Inspector for the area on a very fortunate chance meeting. Also present was our local councillor and the Chair of the local parish council. All were aware and frustrated at the ongoing flood situation. From discussion there seemed to be some longstanding confusion over site access permissions and the current drainage situation. The Highways Inspector was to notify BANES Drainage department of the ongoing issue. As yet nothing has been reported back and the flooded road has now been in the flooded state for 4 months with static water in place and very smelly.

    Posted anonymously at 19:16, Wednesday 10 April 2024
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