- All the water filling the allotments and flooding the back gardens of 8 properties in William Road is the rain water running off from 2 back gardens on Musgrove
- The drain under these 2 back gardens isn't blocked, and if it is it is the responsibility of the council, and anyway there is no drain under these gardens, all the water goes into drains on Musgrove.
- The maps Southern Water have, and which they were discussing with your correspondent, are all wrong
- The only reason the water is backing up into the back gardens is that the ditch is too silted up, so the water which is flowing out of the pipe from another drain (I wonder if that one exists?) is backing up and coming up 2-3ft higher up in those gardens. Out of a drain which is, of course, neither blocked nor collapsed.
Bring me my rifle and canoe, I'm going shooting crocodiles!
I may have got some of the details wrong but that was the gist. The good news is that two willing and resolute chaps from Landscape Services are out there right now with a mini-digger, clearing the ditch, so we'll see . . . .
allotments still look