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Gully on adopted highway at Tithebarn Row is heavily silted and water has reached the top of the gully.

Reported in the Gully or Manhole category anonymously at 20:25, Sunday 2 June 2019

Sent to Rutland County Council 5 minutes later

The gully is located in the adopted highway on Tithebarn Row, Greetham. Since we have lived here for the last 12 years the gully has never been a problem. In a similar way to the gullies on Main Street and Church Lane, over the last year it has become increasingly silted with dust from quarry vehicles. The Main Street gullies were inspected and cleaned out recently but I do not think this gully was done. After rainfall, the gully becomes filled with water and in the last week we have seen water reach the top of the gully. Please arrange for the gully to be cleared out as a matter of urgency. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 20:30, Sunday 2 June 2019

  • Yesterday, after bathwater was drained; the stored water which had reached to top of the gully overtopped and released onto Tithebarn Row. The damp tarmac in the photograph shows where this has occurred. This is a concern for public health and the proximity of the North Brook.

    We believe there is a blockage in the surface water gully on Tithebarn Row as a result of many months of quarry dust collecting on Tithebarn Row from the blockages in Main Street. Excess surface water from the gully on Main Street outside Oak House Nursing Home runs along Main Street then down Tithebarn Row. The photograph shows the last remainder of dried dust. There was considerably more mud and dust over the winter. We have swept the rest away. We believe that is causing the water in the gully not to drain away properly.

    As I described above, the Council has had to investigate and clean out the gullies on Main Street due to complaints from the Parish Council and local residents. This does not appear to have been done for the gully on Tithebarn Road despite it being a public highway. In the past, the Tithebarn Row gully was cleared regularly but this has not been done for a few years.

    Posted anonymously at 08:20, Monday 3 June 2019

  • Update 11 June 2019:

    After heavy overnight rainfall Photos 1 and 2 show surface water travelling north from the Hinch's farmtrack opposite the shop towards Main Street then ponding on the road around a gully. This gully has not been draining well for over 12 months. This is a frequent problem.

    Posted anonymously at 08:13, Tuesday 11 June 2019

  • Continued update 11 June 2019.

    Photos 3 and 4 show surface water from Main Street which has not drained effectively into the Main Street gully travelling west towards Tithebarn Row. It then turns and travels north down Tithebarn Row. The gully on Tithebarn Row is blocked and surface water is ponding on the public highway. In the past, this ponding has spread onto my gravel driveway. Over the winter it carries extensive amounts of mud. Recently, as per my original report, the gully has become so blocked it has started ponding around the gully.

    These photos should show you the route of the surface water and the problems caused by the gullies not being properly cleaned out. I don't believe the Tithebarn Row gully are cleared when the Main Street gullies are done. Your operatives believe it is a private road which is not correct.

    Posted anonymously at 08:21, Tuesday 11 June 2019

  • We have assessed your report and the repair of this defect has already been included on our programme of works for this financial year. IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577. Regards Rutland Highways

    Posted by highways at 14:50, Monday 24 June 2019

  • We have completed our inspection of the defect, which has now been repaired. IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577. Regards Rutland Highways

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by RCC Highways at 12:36, Tuesday 8 October 2019

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