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Between Bridge House and Mill Lane flats

Reported via desktop in the Drains/Ditches Blocked category by Graham Inwood at 23:14, Monday 18 October 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 362746.

The drain cover went missing, creating a dangerous pothole where a child could break a leg. CBC blocked it up with sandbag, which caused flooding when it rained. CBC incorrectly blamed a nearby sewage pumping station for the plumbing and sent a crew to fix it. I advised them it was the sandbag in the drain that was the problem, it simply needs a new drain cover. Some considerable time later CBC sent another crew who removed the sandbag and replaced it with making the flooding problem permanent. The concrete needs to be removed and a new drain cover fitted...I dread to think how much money has been wasted on such a simple problem that I offered to fix FOC about 2 years ago.

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  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We have inspected the area but were unable to find the issue you reported at the location provided in your report.
    If this is still an issue please provide further information on your report to help us locate the problem.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways
    Hello, I'm afraid i couldn't find the defect. Could you send me some photos of the area so i can pin point and re visit if required.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:21, Thursday 28 October 2021

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