Possible Solution to Long Standing Flooding Problem in Lower Street

By Mick Scrimshaw on January 25, 2017

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After countless emails from me and lots of conversations with Highways about the on-going problem with flooding in Lower Street, it seems at last a solution may be on the way.

There has been a long standing disagreement between Anglian Water and the County Council what may be causing the problem and therefore who is responsible for fixing it.

I have found the battle between them extremely frustrating at times and just hope that the latest news that Anglian Water are going to fix the problem may at last bring the issue to a close. Lower Street is one of the busiest roads into and out of the town centre and the inconvenience this has caused road users and local residents has been unacceptable as is the delay its taken to sort out, but I welcome the latest news and hope this will mean a permanent solution is at last on hand.

The possible solution has also been reported by the Northamptonshire Telegraph, their story can be read here: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/at-last-investigation-finds-flood-prone-kettering-street-has-damaged-sewer-1-7788696.

Photo by HowardLake

Mick Scrimshaw is the Leader of the Labour Group at Kettering Borough Council, the Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance at Northamptonshire County Council. He has a public record of standing up for Kettering as a County Councillor for the Northall division in Kettering, Northants and since May 2015, a Borough Councillor for the William Knibb ward. He is a keen cyclist and also runs a family business with his wife.

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