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Flooding pathway

Reported via mobile in the Public Right of Way footpath category anonymously at 16:56, Tuesday 4 April 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4398491.

Public pathway that connects The Grove and Sutherland Road in Biggin Hill. The lack of maintenance, drainage and general poor condition of the pathway has led to a river flow of water whenever it rains. When it is heavy rain this flow of water then floods into my private property.

The rain water runs down the hill of my garden and floods quite considerably. I believe the council has failed to take proper care of the public pathway causing this. I have video of my garden and the public pathway when it rains and have made a make shift damn on the pathway to try and prevent some of the water but it is akin to turning up at the aftermath of a hurricane with a dustpan and brush.

Asset ID: FP271

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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 16:57, Tuesday 4 April 2023

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:48, Thursday 6 April 2023

  • Please let me know if you want video footage of the entire pathway, the entrance, the steps etc whilst the flooding was taking place so that work can be carried out in the correct areas?

    Posted anonymously at 14:50, Saturday 8 April 2023

  • Proper drainage needs to be installed on pathway, until this is done, the problem will exist

    Posted anonymously at 21:47, Tuesday 2 May 2023

  • Proper drainage needs to be installed on pathway, until this is done, the problem will exist

    Posted anonymously at 17:10, Wednesday 3 May 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No drainage has been completed so the next time it rains heavily, the pathway will continue to flood and cause damage to private property. Continued failure to knowingly allow poor maintenance to damage private people will lead to potential legal action

    Posted anonymously at 19:04, Wednesday 31 May 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No work has been completed on the site and I have not been contacted. The issue will continue to occur on each heavy downpour through woeful maintenance of public pathway. It also causes the area to be very dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 19:59, Wednesday 28 June 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No work has been undertaken

    Posted anonymously at 20:53, Wednesday 26 July 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

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