Thursday, 8 November 2007

Drainage in Tenbury Wells

We have known for quite some time that the drains in Tenbury Wells are not up to standard. The minutes of the Town Council are littered with references to blocked drains.

Whilst there is some excuse why the drains in the 'historic' town centre may be inadequate due to their age and design, it is incredible to find that the drains in the more modern parts of Tenbury are probably also sub-standard.

During the flash flood earlier in the year, water poured down the High School Drive and from Dark Orchard and Wheeler Orchard to flood the houses opposite.

A recent investigation into the state of the drainage has revealed that no one knows where the drains are, how big they are, or where they go. No plans or maps exist!

Perhaps this is normal practice at MHDC or are the drains the responsibility of WCC?

I hear that the drains in this small area are to be investigated and recorded.


Anonymous said...

They said the drain near Country Flowers is blocked and that the road would have to be dug up to fix this. More traffic lights?

@WR15 said...

There is plenty of traffic light potential in Tenbury. See Blog entry dated 22/08/07 "More traffic chaos in the planning"

Anonymous said...

The culvert under Bog Lane isn't big enough and isn't straight. And there are no drains in Bog Lane itself. With a name like BOG lane, you'd think the planners might have guessed it was a wet area!