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 South Month
Sprotborough Edlington and Warmsworth Nov 16
Bentley  Bessecarr Dec 16
Hatfield  Conisborough Feb 17
Arterial Routes Arterial Routes Apr 17
Armthorpe  Rossington and Bawtry  Sep 17
Adwick and Carcroft Mexborough Nov 17
Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall Tickhill and Wadworth  Jan 18
Staniforth and Barnby Dun Finningley  Feb 18
Roman Ridge    Mar 18
Arterial Routes  Arterial Routes  Apr 18
Wheatley Hills and Intake  Town  Sep 18
Norton and Askern  Balby South  Nov 18
Thorne and Moorlands  Hexthorpe and Balby North  Jan 19

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.

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Last updated: 24 January 2018 14:29:06