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Insufficient drop from kerb to roadsurface

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 09:28, Mon 5 July 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 400785.

During heavy rainfall surface run off from Ancaster Drive runs into Clinton Drive. As a result of previous resurfacing to both road and pavement there is only around 5mm of drop between kerb and roadsurface. I am advised by an ex highways employee that the drop should 25mm. Therefore surface water moves across the pavement and onto my driveway and floods my from and side garden. This occurred on 3rd and 4th July in a serious way so much so that there was a 1 metre wide area of water accumulated across the width of my property which was some 3 inches deep. This water went round the side and continued on for some 5 metres. Had I not been able to open man hole covers in the front garden the level of water the level would have risen and potentially flooded the house. The route cause is a drain on Ancaster Drive which badly overflowed on both occasions and needs checking an clearing. However, the actual issue we would like you to address is the profile of the pavement outside our property. Successive repair and maintenance practices basically means the road surface and pavement are level so flowing water is naturally going to run off this area into my driveway instead of being channelled to the roadside drain a few yards away. We are now concerned that every time it rains our frontage will be flooded and we will need to take emergency action to prevent flooding. Every time this happens the garden is being damaged along with the internal pathways in the property. I would like to request an inspection of the footpath etc and I can provide video footage of the incidents and impact. I would further request that remedial work is undertaken to change to profile of the pavement and kerb to ensure this is not an ongoing problem

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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 09:30, Mon 5 July 2021

  • Works are scheduled.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:03, Mon 5 July 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:14, Mon 5 July 2021

  • This report has been assessed and works are planned. We will update this report when works are scheduled.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:11, Mon 5 July 2021

  • I reported the Ancaster Drive drain issue to Anglian Water as well, as the man hole cover stated Anglian Water on it. Their technician attended this morning and advised the following: The drain is not there's the cover states FW (foul water) which is not the type of drain it is (it is surface water). He confirmed that this drain runs from the western end of Ancaster Drive and at this inspection chamber point makes a 90 degree right turn into a drainage channel that is not marked on AW mapping and is therefore not part of their network but is Highways. The belief is this channel runs between Clinton Drive and Ambleside Close properties and exits into a drainage ditch on London Road

    Posted anonymously at 13:46, Mon 5 July 2021

  • Works are scheduled.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:44, Tue 22 February 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:34, Tue 30 August 2022

  • All done! The work’s finished and the issue is now resolved. Thank you for contacting us about this. Your report has meant that we can focus our effort where it’s needed most.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:06, Fri 26 May 2023

  • You have informed me the job is complete but no works have been carried out outside my address 20 Clinton Drive. Works have been carried out round the corner outside 29/31 Ancaster Drive and opposite

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:45, Fri 26 May 2023

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:24, Wed 31 May 2023

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