In Nutwood Close two drains were lifted with great difficulty and found to be full of soil. Six garden bins full were taken from each drain. A third drain was “discovered” underneath a great deal of tree debris in the road. This too was emptied with great difficulty as it was full of roots. A round manhole cover could not be removed as it has been tarmacced into the surface.
Residents will be aware of the need to keep the road swept of tree detritus and litter probably from dustmen to stop this material being washed into and blocking drains.
It was said that the large leylandii trees in Nutwood Close are the subject of a dispute between SCC Highways and the housing association that now owns a former MVDC owned property. This does need to be resolved and the trees cut back to reduce the opportunity for washing vegetation into the drains and blocking them putting homes at risk.
The Flood Forum are asked to deal with the contractors to ensure the new drain in Nutwood Avenue is considered up to the task and to bring Highways and the Housing Association dispute to a resolution
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