Oakley Green, Fifield and District Community Association Ltd
Wet Spot 01 - 17.09.2014

1 - Cricket Ground on Oakley Green Road

Some early improvement was achieved here when in 2009 an old bucket was cleared from the manhole chamber on the south side of the Oakley Green Road. We thought this was an early success and for a while it seemed to be. But recently the flooding seems to be becoming more frequent again. We asked Streetcare to investigate further as the Cricket Club were reporting increasing problems also. We need to investigate with landowners the possibility of introducing a sump or pond area to try and hold back excess water at times of heavy rainfall. Consequently we have returned this wet spot to Amber status. Streetcare have confirmed that the culverts crossing Oakley Green Road in the vicinity of the cricket club have again been checked and cleaned. A site meeting took place on Tuesday July 15 2014. The pitch and nets get flooded in the winter and the Oakley Green Road frequently floods along their stretch. We believe the root cause of the road flooding is an inadequate capacity in culvert and chamber at their south west corner and the underground pipe heading north from there along their western boundary. Until such time as the capacity of this route is increased we will see no improvement. We understand Streetcare has now been considering our earlier suggestions of delaying the arrival of water flowing off the drift road ridge towards this point and increasing the holding capacity of the ditch and ground on the southern side of the road. We await their proposals with interest.

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