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Work goes on to plug flooding complaint in Holbeach




Holbeach news. Photo by Jim Smith.
Holbeach news. Photo by Jim Smith.

Highways and environmental health teams from South Holland are trying to solve a flooding problem in Holbeach.

A blocked gully has caused to flooding in Boston Road South, near The String of Horses pub, for at least four months.

Our environmental health team reported the problem to county highways and its staff have completed the repairs, but another problem has been unearthed which we are now investigating
A South Holland District Council spokesman

The problem was mentioned at a meeting of Holbeach Parish Council last Monday when county councillor Nick Worth said that the flooding was making part of the road “impassable for pedestrians at times”.

Coun Worth said: “It was first reported back in October or November but because of its position next to The String of Horses pub on Boston Road South, county highways officers had to get a road closure in place.

“This is why it has taken time for the work to begin which includes an investigation as to what is causing the blockage so as to clear it.”

A South Holland District Council spokesman said: “Our environmental health team reported the problem to county highways and its staff have completed the repairs.

“But another problem has been unearthed which we are now investigating to find out what is the cause of it.”

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman added: “We have been investigating what is causing the flooding in Boston Road South, Holbeach.

“It appears that the gully is becoming clogged with something that prevents surface water from being drained away.

“We have reported this to the environmental health team at South Holland District Council and are working with them to identify the cause.”

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