Conservative-run Buckinghamshire Council has begun its ambitious programme of clearing gullies and drains across Buckinghamshire. The works to improve drainage are designed to help prevent flooding and to also keep drains and gullies across our county clean, clear and operational. The Council has set aside an extra £4 million to fund the works, as part of a wider improvement programme for residents.
Every single one of the county's gullies (roughly 85,000) will be cleaned at least once, however, critical gullies, that need cleaning more often to prevent flooding on the roads will be cleaned more regularly. Keeping water off road surfaces means less rapid deterioration of the roads themselves.
As part of the improvement scheme, Buckinghamshire Council will also be carrying out repairs to drainage systems where there is a known local problem, or where a problem comes to light during the cleaning programme. Also as part of these works there will be extensive ditch clearing.
Cllr Steven Broadbent, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, said, “We know flooding of highways is a significant issue for residents and we’ve allocated this extra £4 million to address their concerns. It’s all part of our overall pledge to clean up the county – we want residents to be able to see and feel the impact of what we’re doing. We are delivering on our promises to protect people from the impact of flooding on our roads and footways."
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