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Road Side Gully blocked

Reported via desktop in the Street Cleansing category anonymously at 11:37, Tuesday 19 October 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

All roadside gullies are blocked and causing rain water to pool and puddle. Road surface is also pushing rainwater to splash up the front of properties.

Thames Water have already checked the drains and these are clear but gullies are completely blocked. Please attend and investigate as soon as possible.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:37, Tuesday 19 October 2021

  • Unfortunately Station Road SMC is geographically located so as to receive significant exceedance flows in a flash flood. A flash flood occurs when the volume of intense rainfall exceeds the capacity of the surface water drains in the area and flows over land towards the river at the valley bottom. In this case the water is flowing to the River Cray which is located approximately 100m from your home. I’m sorry that I am not able to provide a solution to this issue, as I have said to your neighbours and other Bromley residents subject to flash flooding in the borough the pragmatic way forward for residents is to sign up for flood warnings from the Environment Agency and seriously consider installation of Property Level Protection measures. The two links below may be of interest in this regard



    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:48, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:49, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • So the drains were completed blocked station road flooded again last night you need to look at extra drainage for this street you can’t allow this to keep happening why are we paying council tax to be fobbed off

    Posted anonymously at 08:15, Thursday 21 October 2021

  • Bromley council, although Station Road is prone to receive a lot of water during extreme weather. Flooding didn't happen for over 10 years and now twice within 2 months. Further to this, any rain causes huge water pools on the road. Again, this didn't happen before. Thames Water said the side galleys are completely blocked and that's your responsibility to clear them. The residents of this road are fuming with your response. I bet the emergency relief sent on every flood costs more than actually resolving the issue? I would like to see a positive response here. Next step will be speaking with one councillor face to face. And final step will be to unite the street residents to open a legal action against the council for negligence. I look forward to your positive response, failing that, the residents will not hesitate to seek legal action. Ps. Water actually came inside my and my neighbours house. I'm sure you would care if i was own home. Food for thought.

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Wednesday 27 October 2021

  • Further works are scheduled to take place Friday night 5th December 2021.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:04, Friday 26 November 2021

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