Oakley Green, Fifield and District Community Association Ltd
Drainage update 11 - 01.11.2012
Possible capital funding for Drainage “Wet Spot” 2

On our “”Wet Spot” list the one that has always seemed the easiest to deal with but is still unresolved after 3 years of trying is “Wet Spot “ 2. This is on Fifield Road at the speed bump near Long Lea Nursing Home. Pictures of what happens there when it rains are available via the Photo Gallery on the web site.

Streetcare at the Royal borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have now issued at least two notices to the adjacent landowner who is responsible for maintaining the ditch, but RBWM's legal department have been in no position to carry this matter further. We have reached the point of looking at raising the resources to do this work ourselves. But the newly appointed Flood Risk Engineer, Mr Hanif Baksh, kindly took time to address the AGM on Thursday 20th September. He informed us that an application for capital funding has been submitted and that this item of ours is one project for which it is intended. We should know before the end of September if the funding has been approved and will make any information available via the Environment page on the web site.

We had hoped that work carried out by OGAFCA volunteers in conjunction with the jetting of underground pipes by Streetcare had resolved “Wet Spot” 3 at Braywood Lodge. But we have learned from the occupier that this is not entirely true. So we have added it back onto the Wet Spot list and are poised to study what happens during the next heavy rain.

Conningsby Lane (east) is “Wet Spot” 4 on the list and after discussions with a local resident we are hopeful of being able to resurrect proposals and plans to try and improve the situation there.

The full report discussing all 9 "Wet Spots" is available from the Environment page or hard copy supplied on request.

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