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Corner of Cavendish Road and Burgh Road next to Bedfords Fruit & Veg

Reported via iOS in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 08:16, Wed 25 October 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 476072.

Blocked drain causing flooding on path, road, forecourt and inside Bedfords Fruit & Veg warehouse during rain

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a blocked drain. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about drains on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:17, Wed 25 October 2023

  • The County has received a large amount of rainfall in a short space of time and as such we are having to prioritise flooding sites which pose a risk to life or significant risk of internal flooding. It’s worth noting that at times of extreme weather even well-maintained drains can become overwhelmed and at the moment gullies may not be able to drain away into watercourses which are full or backing up. If the problem happens again but in less extreme conditions then please report this to us and we will investigate the issue again. Rest assured that our we will be inspecting all drains and gullies in the coming weeks once the emergency response is over.

    If your enquiry is not related to flooding please rest assured that we will be assessing the issue you've reported and will respond to you again.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:15, Fri 27 October 2023

  • I consider the issue to be very urgent!! It’s not just under extreme weather conditions that problems arise. As soon as it rains the path and road are flooded which has led to the surfaces of both breaking up and becoming a hazard to pedestrians and motorists. The drain has been reported as blocked many times. I even managed to report it in person with a council representative who was on site for another issue and they managed to get the drain on the opposite side cleared by mistake.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:13, Fri 27 October 2023

  • We have an update. Our highways team have issued this work out to one of their delivery gangs. We’ll let you know when the job is complete.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:42, Thu 2 November 2023

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