The water is running across the plots like a stream, and flowing from there into the back gardens of houses on William Road, which are badly flooded. The water finally empties into the drains at No 24, on the lady's patio!!!
The problem appears to be caused by a blocked or collapsed culvert in gardens on Musgrove, backing onto the plots.
Steve Parish is taking the matter seriously and pursuing it with Southern Water, and is also looking into getting the surface drain on the Co-op field cleaned out. Within a short period of his visit he has confirmed Southern Water have listed the job and should have someone investigating within the next few days. I will post progress reports on this page as I receive them.
It is very disappointing that, due to staff sickness and leave, the department which deals with allotments has not been able to send anyone out to actually see the scale of the problem.