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Guttering not fit for purpose.

Reported via Android in the Blocked Roadside Gully category anonymously at 08:28, Friday 18 June 2021

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

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I am sorry for using blocked roadside gully, there is no other term that fits this problem. For years i have been telling the council about this problem, when we get heavy rain, the gutters overflow due to being full of leaves and growing plants that stop the flow of water. This is not the main problem. The last time the council were called out to this problem, the operative who i assume was in charge that day, told me"i dont think this is just the guttering, i think the down pipe is blocked as well, stopping the flow of water from the guttering to the sewwers to take the water away. Can you please send a team that will clear the downpipe as well as the guttering please, otherwise we will continue to have this problem. Every time this happens and we tell the council, they have not once checked the downpipe to see if it was blocked. I urge you to do this please before more damage occurs. Thank you.

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  • Not a road gully but a gutter on roof

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 05:49, Monday 21 June 2021

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    I have just read( from a previous report ), that the council have marked this as fixed. I fail to see how, being as no-one has been here to do so. The main downpipe, between numbers 10 and 11, on the roadside elevation.is still allowing water to flow over the edge of the guttering, onto the landing above me, and into a make shift bit of pipework connected (only just), to my roadside balcony. This problem is a long way from being fixed. The downpipes in this building, not just mine, need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, as the balconies outside people's front doors are being flooded, every time there is a bit of heavy rain. Flood water is going down the back of the balcony upstairs at number 16 and is running through a cracked down the wall of number 5, where there is a handful of exposed wiring. It is also pooling quite heavily outside the doors and is not being allowed to flow through the overflow pipes. The downstairs flats have tiles outside their doors and are becoming slippery when soaked. You can also see, what was supposed to be a temporary fix, on the downpipe on the right of the picture. It was wrapped in what looks like a lead substitute with a sticky back, or maybe glued. This was done because of a very large cracks going upwards,on the cast iron pipe and was done around five years ago (maybe more). The rain problem, as you know, is getting worse down to the climate and sooner or later, someone will get flooded or someone will get hurt.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 21:53, Sunday 4 July 2021

  • No rain at the moment, so no problem. But, the underlying problem of blockages and leeks everywhere, is still still an unfixed problem. Nobody from the council has said anything to us, as to the clearing of gutters and downpipes. Nobody has been here to do the work. Nothing new.

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Friday 16 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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