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Boston Road, Heckington

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 01:12, Sunday 19 March 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 451750.

I have previously reported this problem and was instructed by fixmystreet to take photos of the water when it is raining to prove that the water is flowing into the allotment off boston road causing on-site flooding. The issue is that the only kerb drain (situated on the right as you look at the allotment from boston road) doesn't allow for enough rain water to be absorbed as it flows down the roadside. Due to this, the water partly flows into the drain but most bypasses it and then gathers into the allotment site where it drains onto plots leaving them waterlogged. I have attached photos of the rain water flowing into the allotment. I have dug a channel out into the dyke from the allotment driveway but this isn't enough unfortunately. I think a couple more drains into the dyke from the road are needed to resolve the issue. I understand that in downpours of rain that there will be standing water; that is unavoidable. But, the excess water coming off Boston Road, into the allotment, is a main contribution to large surface water on the plots nearby the gates. If this issue was resolved, the surface water on the allotment site would minimise, making it safer for the affected plot holders, as wet clay is slippery stuff! Any resolution to the issue would be greatly appreciated by the affected plot holders!

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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 01:12, Sunday 19 March 2023

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:40, Monday 20 March 2023

  • Progress! We’ve completed our investigation and works are now planned. Once we know when work is due to take place we will let you know.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:12, Wednesday 22 March 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 13:12, Wednesday 22 March 2023

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