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Ditch at side of road not being cleared resulting in flooding

Reported via desktop in the Damaged dyke, ditch or culvert category anonymously at 15:56, Friday 29 January 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 386232.

There ditch takes the outlet from the road gullies and also the clean water from the sewage treatment plant on Corner Farm Close. As this land is the property of the council and is used as part of the road drainage scheme it should be regularly cleared of weeds and small bushes in order to enable the water to flow freely in the ditch. From the look of the ditch it has not been subject to any form of maintenance from some considerable time and is adjacent to a busy T junction (A46 / Gainsborough Road).

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:56, Friday 29 January 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:14, Monday 1 February 2021

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because the ditch is not full at present and doesn't seem to be struggling with the volume of water in the ditch considering the amount of water we have received lately. We shall continue to inspect on routine inspections and further complaints. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:27, Tuesday 9 February 2021

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