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Blocked drain on Eastfield Road near Louth Park Farm

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 11:40, Tuesday 8 February 2022

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 416715.

The roadside drain on the southern side of the carriageway is blocked and covered in thick mud and leaves. There is little chance for rainwater to drain away. I have tried to clear the mud with my boot, but it's a thick layer and will end up falling back in to the drain cover. See photos. The build up of leaves and twigs in the gutter does not help. This needs to be cleared professionally. The drain is located outside the entrance to Louth Park Farm (approx. 20m along the road) on the southern side of Eastfield Road. Spotted today 08/02/22.

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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 11:40, Tuesday 8 February 2022

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:17, Wednesday 9 February 2022

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because it is unlikely that this will cause any internal property flooding due to its location being out of the built up area. This gully will be cleaned and cleared on our planned programme of cleaning. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:53, Wednesday 9 February 2022

  • Dear Lincolnshire County Council. While I appreciate the acknowledgement, your response fails to address the consequences of this drain and gutter being blocked. I was not writing for concern of a property as it's evident from the photos this is not near a house. The concern is for users of this route.

    With rainfall the gutter surrounding the drain will become full and the rain will bring more mud, leaves and twigs to this location. The problem will grow and rainwater will begin to encroach further into the carriageway, spreading the mud with it. This creates a dangerous surface for both vehicles and cyclists. By not attempting to clear this debris you are forcing cyclists further into the middle of the road.

    Furthermore, the mud and rainwater is more likely to get splashed at pedestrians who are unfortunate to be walking past this blockage at the same time as a vehicle drives through the mess.

    Adding this to your programme of cleaning is good, but you do not give any idea of timescale. As a motorist, cyclist and walker who uses this path (and for the many other members of the public who do the same), could you make this more of a priority please?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:43, Monday 14 February 2022

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