Isle councillors and MP meet to discuss flooding issue

Isle MP, Andrew Percy, and Isle of Axholme North Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, met with Severn Trent to discuss on-going resident concerns about flooding and drainage in the Crowle and Ealand area.
Isle MP, Andrew Percy, and Isle of Axholme North Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, met with Severn Trent to discuss on-going resident concerns about flooding and drainage in the Crowle and Ealand area.

Isle councillors have met with a water company to discuss resident’s concerns about flooding in Crowle and Ealand.

Isle of Axholme North Councillors, John Briggs and Julie Reed, along with Isle MP Andrew Percy, had a meeting with representatives from Severn Trent to discuss problems with draining in these areas.

Residents had reported problems during heavy rainfall, with particular concerns also raised about sewage over-flowing.

Andrew said: “Everybody agrees that a major drainage scheme is needed, but this has to compete against other schemes in the Severn Trent area for funding. Consequently, it is really important that residents report any issues with drainage to Severn Trent as soon as it happens.

“Whether that is problems flushing the toilet or drains backing up, it is vital that these issues are logged by Severn Trent as that can help improve our chances of securing the investment needed to upgrade the system.

“North Lincolnshire Council and the Drainage Board have addressed other issues with drainage, including some significant investment in the land drainage system which is so important to dealing with surface water.

“ Severn Trent have also undertaken action to remove blockages, install non-return valves and undertake other maintenance to the system.”

North Lincolnshire Council, Severn Trent and the Environment Agency have all re-committed to working together to solve the issues.