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|
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:
Alternatively you can also report the problem 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.
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