Every highway gully in the county is cleared annually, Northamptonshire Highways run a Northamptonshire Gully Schedule clear the 109, 634 gullys in the county. Gullys collect water which is then discharged into drains, ditches, watercourses or sewers.

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Most of gullys overseen and/or maintained by landowners, water companies, district councils and the Environment Agency.

KierWSP is charged with emptying approximately 106,335 gullies throughout Northamptonshire.

Year on year records allows cyclical maintenance programmes to be developed to give best value to the Northamptonshire community

 

Flooding

Northamptonshire Highways run a Northamptonshire Gully Schedule and clear 106,335 gullys in the county. Gullys collect water which is then discharged into drains, ditches, watercourses or sewers.Most of these outlets are overseen and/or maintained by landowners, water companies, district councils and the Environment Agency. These people/ organisations are responsible for their upkeep.

 
 

What we’ve accomplished:

 

Budgets

Although NCC are experiencing challenges to budgets we have not cut gully services and worked to optimise the service to maintain and clean drains across the county. Every highway gully in the county is cleared either annually or bi annually, we have identified those high risk (hot spot) areas which are more likely to block or flood, these areas are visited more times over the year

 

Co-operation

We have implemented a Parked Car Initiative, particularly in urban areas, to target and access gullys that were never historically cleaned because we could not get to them. With the co-operation of the public we ask them to move their vehicles form a road and we can target these gullys.

 

Reacting

There is a responsive service whereby blocked gullys identified through the regular high way inspection process or reported by our other customers i.e. Councillors, public, etc are cleared outside the planned sequence.