Highways Gully Cleansing

A gully consists of a concrete pot positioned under the road surface with an iron grate visible from the road. The water collects in the concrete pot and is then channelled through a series of pipes before connecting into the main sewer network. Sometimes these pipes and channels become blocked with soil, dead leaves and rubbish, preventing the free flow of water to the main sewer.

Routine maintenance of gullies

Gullies on all adopted roads are inspected and cleaned on a 3 year cycle. The programme below indicates when we will be visiting your ward area, to clean the highway gullies: 

 

North  Target Dates  South  Target Dates 
Sprotborough  20/11/2018 - 03/01/2019 Edlington and Warmsworth  20/11/2018 - 21/12/2018
Bentley 04/01/2019 - 14/02/2019 Bessacarr  02/01/2019 - 21/02/2019
Hatfield  15/02/2019 - 26/03/2019 Conisbrough  25/02/2019 - 29/03/2019
Arterial Routes  01/04/2019 - 11/09/2019 Arterial Routes  01/04/2010 - 11/09/2019
Armthorpe  12/09/2019 - 22/10/2019 Rossington and Bawtry  12/09/2019 - 08/11/2019
Adwick and Carcroft  23/10/2019 - 13/12/2019 Mexborough  11/11/2019 - 03/01/2020
Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall 16/12/2019 - 10/02/2020 Tickhill and Wadworth 11/11/2019 - 03/01/2020
Stainforth and Barnby Dun 11/02/2020 - 13/03/2020 Finningley  10/02/2020 - 02/04/2020
Roman Ridge 16/03/2020 - 02/04/2020 Arterial Routes  03/04/2020 - 07/09/2020
Arterial Routes  03/04/2020 - 07/09/2020 Town Ward  08/09/2020 - 09/11/2020
Wheatley Hills and Intake  08/09/2020 - 20/11/2020 Balby South 10/11/2020 - 21/12/2020
Norton and Askern 23/11/2020 - 14/01/2021 Hexthorpe and Balby South  22/12/2020 - 22/02/2021
Thorne and Moorends 15/01/2021 - 10/03/2021    

 

Report it

If you see a blocked gully or a gully with a broken or missing cover (grate), please let us know straight away by filling in the following e-form:

You can report the problem by downloading the MyDoncaster app or by phone on 01302 736000

We will need to know: 

  • where it is - nearby landmarks 
  • if the blocked gully is causing a danger or obstruction, i.e. flooding 

What happens next?

The Highways Operations team will assess all reported incidents with blocked gullies within 5 working days.

Keep our gullies clear

You can help us to keep the gullies clear by not tipping waste down them. If you know of someone who tips waste into a gully that could cause a blockage, please let us know.

Other useful links

 

 

Last updated: 27 August 2019 10:24:56