Oakley Green, Fifield & District Community Association
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Drainage - Current Status - Wet Spot 1 - 10.03.2020
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 then flooding seemed to become more frequent again. We asked Streetcare to investigate further as the Cricket Club were reporting increasing problems also. Streetcare confirmed that the culverts crossing Oakley Green Road in the vicinity of the cricket club were again checked and cleaned. For quite a long time things seemed to be OK so we returned this wet spot to Amber status on the basis of waiting to observe performance in very wet weather. In Jan 2014 the road was again flooded and 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. Once again the road flooded in February 2020. 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 don't expect to see any improvement. As that is unlikely to happen 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. We understand Streetcare (now Project Centre) were 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. In the meantime this "wet spot" has been returned to Red status.

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