Swaffham meeting set to tackle water concerns

Baroness Shephard chaired the public meeting at Swaffham Town Hall ANL-150519-200302009

Baroness Shephard chaired the public meeting at Swaffham Town Hall ANL-150519-200302009

Talks will take place in Swaffham today as part of continuing efforts to resolve flooding and water supply concerns in the town.

Anglian Water bosses have already spent tens of thousands of pounds on measures to reduce pressure on mains in the town in a bid to cut the number of supply interruptions caused by bursts.

But concerns still remain over surface water flooding in several areas of the town, including Longfields and Norwich Road.

And community leaders say they expect to hear an update on what action the firm, and other agencies, are taking to resolve the issues.

Town clerk Richard Bishop said: “We’re trying to make sure some of the issues aren’t lost completely.

“It’s very easy to move on and get immersed in something else.”

The latest talks are taking place almost a year after Anglian Water was warned to improve services following what residents described as an “unacceptable” level of main bursts in the town.

Representatives of both Norfolk County Council and Breckland Council are also set to take part in the discussions, which are expected to be chaired by former MP Baroness Shephard.

The meeting will take place in the council chamber at the town hall, starting at 4pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.