Date set for key flood survey meeting in Isle

Jan McAnwell, of Lindum Grove, Crowle stands in her garden as tractors pump sewerage from her garden due to the heavy rain and flooding in her area. Picture: Andrew Roe
Jan McAnwell, of Lindum Grove, Crowle stands in her garden as tractors pump sewerage from her garden due to the heavy rain and flooding in her area. Picture: Andrew Roe

A date has been announced for an eagerly-awaited meeting to discuss the findings of an extensive survey hoping to find the cause of repeated flooding in Crowle.

Severn Trent Water will hold the meeting at the Crowle Community Hub on June 14, from 7pm to 8pm.

As part of the survey, Severn Trent has been monitoring flow patterns and depth of water to get accurate data about flooding events.

Members of the local resident’s group will be given a detailed report of the company’s conclusions following their work which has been ongoing for several months.

Zelia Lyne, sewerage manager at Severn Trent Water, said: “We are aware residents in Crowle have suffered with sewer flooding for some years now and are keen to find a solution to these problems.

“As part of this process, a full study of the sewage network in Crowle has now been completed and a joint meeting of the working group took place recently to discuss this.

“We will be feeding back to the local residents’ group and updating them on what will happen next.”

More than £1 million is expected to be spent on improving pumping stations as part of the wide-ranging plans.

The work is set to include annual clearing of watercourses and improvements to Warping Drain, Pauper’s Drain and the Pauper’s pumping station in Marsh Road.

This is part of a partnership scheme between North Lincolnshire Council, Severn Trent Water, and the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Level Management Board (WLMB).

Crowle was hit by flooding in July and November last year when tankers had to pump water out of Lindum Grove, Godnow Road and Axholme Avenue.

Parts of the town have repeatedly been flooded, with some residents seeing raw sewage flood their homes on numerous occasions.

Councillor Ron Allcock, a member of WLMB, said: “This is a very important survey and hopefully we can find a resolution to the ongoing problems.

“A lot of work has already been done but there is still more to do.

“Everyone who has been involved with the project will be there and I would also like to see a lot of residents there at the meeting.”