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Drainage ditch filled with silt and garden waste

Reported in the Ditch Problem Non Hazardous category anonymously at 11:46, Wednesday 26 August 2020

Sent to Island Roads 30 minutes later. Enquiry ref: 16180220.

I live nearby the lane known as Parkers Hill, Freshwater PO40 9AT, which connects the Longhalves footpath with School Green Road.

The ditch alongside the northern half of Parker's Hill carries significant volumes of rainwater after bursts of heavy rainfall.

The adjacent orchard was built on around 20 years ago to create Dall Square, and Golden Cottage (57 School Green Road) has been sold on, but the ditch was not included in the sale of the land on either side. The area of the ditch is shown as unregistered on the Land Registry map.

This ditch was previously maintained by a group of Young Offenders supervised by the Isle of Wight Council, but they have not been seen for some years now. The ditch is now silted up and filled with dumped garden waste. There is a public footpath alongside the ditch which now floods to a depth of a few centimetres after heavy rains.

I contacted the Environment Agency who said this ditch is a minor watercourse managed by the Lead Local Flooding Authority.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:31, Wednesday 26 August 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:32, Wednesday 26 August 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:32, Wednesday 26 August 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 07:37, Thursday 17 September 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 14:35, Friday 18 September 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 16:06, Friday 18 September 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 21:37, Sunday 27 September 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 13:34, Monday 28 September 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 14:41, Monday 28 September 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Island Roads at 11:05, Friday 23 October 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 12:24, Monday 26 October 2020

  • State changed to: not Island Roads’ responsibility

    Updated by Island Roads at 00:10, Thursday 29 October 2020

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Island Roads at 00:10, Thursday 29 October 2020

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