Heavy Rain: localised flooding and low hanging foliage

With all the rain we have been having recently there have been reports from residents about a few concerns on the ‘public highway’ which includes roadside verges, footpaths, etc. I hope to point you in the right direction should you have a concern which needs addressing:

Overflowing Drains

Our road gulleys are struggling with the amount of rain we have had. Having spoken to our Local Highways Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council, there is no longer a rolling programme of maintenance in place. Gulley cleaning is reactive. So, if you see a drain which 2-4 hours after the rain has stopped is still overflowing, it generally means there may be an issue. Please report it on the county council website: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/

Overhanging Vegetation

With the wet weather and the trees now in full leaf, as the branches bear the weight of the rain they are sitting lower than they may be normally and causing problems for residents trying to get past.

So that people can use our footpaths safely (without having to step into the road) vegetation should be cut back to the boundary of the property. There must be a minimum of 2.1m clearance off the pavement and a minimum of 1m back from the road itself.