Sunday, 17 December 2017

...and they’re blamed for flooded road

RESIDENTS have been blamed for flooding on a country road.

RESIDENTS have been blamed for flooding on a country road.

Parish councillors say Colliers Lane in Peppard is often covered in water despite attempts by Oxfordshire County Council to unblock the drainage channels at either side of the road.

Chris Softly, a county council highways officer, complained to Peppard Parish Council that the ditches were being filled with gravel after his team had emptied them.

Parish council chairman David Hammond said: “The county council has opened them up on more than one occasion only to find that they’ve been blocked up again by people who don’t want water flowing ino their paddocks. They have no choice but to accept the flood water on their land and no one has the right to flood the highway.”

Clerk Linda Collison said the county council cleared verges on A and B roads three or four times a year.

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