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Vegetation choking the surface water drainage ditch which runs along my boundary.

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown or obscuring view (NH) category anonymously at 09:58, Thursday 29 February 2024

Sent to National Highways 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5647888.

Following a series of emails involving our MP in 2008 The Highways agency accepted responsibility for the ditch that runs along the southern border of my property and cleared it to ensure water entering the ditch could flow freely away. This work was to be part of the 'Routine and Winter Service Code' It is currently blocked by vegetation and is killing my hedge not to mention increasing the flood risk to my property. I would be grateful for a response as to when it was last cleared and when I might expect it to be cleared again. Thank you

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  • Thank you for making your report.

    We’re sorry for the delay in providing a response to your enquiry. We aim to respond to customer enquiries within 10 working days. However, there’s been a delay in gathering all the information we need to answer your concerns.

    We’re still looking into the issues you have raised, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible with a full response to your enquiry.

    Kind Regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 17:22, Tuesday 12 March 2024

  • Thank you for making your report. We're sorry for taking so long to get back to you and understand how stressful this must be for you.

    Please could you send an email to with the following information so we can investigate further:

    Details you've outlined above
    An exact location of the ditch (we like what 3 words)
    photos of the ditch if possible

    If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or, or visit our website at

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 10:11, Thursday 21 March 2024
    Moderated by National Highways at 10:12, Thursday 21 March 2024

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