The County Council must clear gullies to prevent flooding

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This winter, numerous towns and villages across Cambridgeshire have suffered localised flooding that has caused considerable inconvenience and damage to property.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been refusing to clear gullies, ditches and brooks routinely, a new policy that has meant householders seeing their homes flooded before the council takes any action.

Worse still, Lib Dem campaigners have discovered that the council has been systematically reporting that gully maintenance work was completed when in fact no action was taken at all.

We, the undersigned, call on the county council to resume the routine maintenance and clearing of ditches and gullies, to protect thousands of homes from avoidable flooding.

 

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