Your Labour councillors in Old Heath are calling for action to finally resolve the flooding issue on Haven Road. Haven Road has notoriously flooded for over 60 years at high tide, regularly bringing the town to a standstill. Lee Scordis, Adam Fox and Mike Lilley have written to the MP, Essex County Council, Anglian Water and the Secretary of State for the Environment to work together to take action on this issue.
Labour councillors were recently successful in securing funding to stop flooding during heavy rain, where new drains were installed and issues with Distillery Pond were rectified. However this has not resolved the issue of flooding in high tide. Since this collaborative piece of work, all dialogue between partner agencies appears to have collapsed.
Cllr Scordis stated “It is now time this issue was resolved once and for all. We know there is a broken flood valve owned by Anglian Water that is neglected. We know that the river needs dredging. We also know that the water is bubbling up via the drains. If it requires a completely new design for the road, then so be it. This is main route in Colchester that is vital for keeping traffic moving.”
You can find the letters that have been sent out here:
Haven Road flooding letter to Will Quince
Haven Road flooding letter to Peter Simpson
Haven Road flooding letter to Mark Cory
Haven Road flooding letter to Kevin Bentley
Haven Road flooding letter to George Eustice MP
Haven Road flooding letter to Gavin Jones