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Bishop's Stortford's MP calls on Thames Water to stop flooding




Bishop's Stortford's MP has intervened in a bid to help prevent further flooding in the town.

Julie Marson has called on Thames Water to take action after property was damaged and vehicles were stranded in Stansted Road, near the junction with Parsonage Lane, and in Stort Road during August's deluge.

During heavy rainfall on August 13 and 14, the flood water in Stansted Road – a problem dating back 50 years – was so deep that two people in a car and their dog had to be rescued by boat.

Stansted Road flooded near the junction with Parsonage Lane. Picture: Grant Irvine (42447962)
Stansted Road flooded near the junction with Parsonage Lane. Picture: Grant Irvine (42447962)

Thames Water's senior case manager has assured the MP that workers will visit the site to clear vegetation and access a manhole cover that needs replacing by the end of this week. From here, surface water sewer investigations can take place.

Mrs Marson said: "I am all too aware of the terrible flooding issues that our community has faced in recent weeks.

"Thames Water has been constructive in our discussions so far. However, I recognise that the problem has not been fixed yet and pledge to continue to work hard for this to happen. I will do everything I can to prevent residents from going through similar flooding again when we can take steps to avoid this.

Julie Marson MP - Hertford and Stortford..Pic: Vikki Lince. (42447978)
Julie Marson MP - Hertford and Stortford..Pic: Vikki Lince. (42447978)

"Thames Water has committed to updating me once again within the next 10 days and I hope to hear some positive news for our community."



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