Crow Review of 2008
PUBLISHED: 10:01 26 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010
July More than a dozen homes were hit flooding after heavy rainfall caused a sewer to burst. Four fire crews had to deal with the incident, which saw raw sewage overflow from a manhole in Jeffrey Close, Royston. Yvonne Cole, whose house, garage, and gar
More than a dozen homes were hit flooding after heavy rainfall caused a sewer to burst.
Four fire crews had to deal with the incident, which saw raw sewage overflow from a manhole in Jeffrey Close, Royston.
Yvonne Cole, whose house, garage, and garden were flooded, said: "I was in my bathroom painting when it happened. It was a huge fountain."
Another resident, Sandra Ryan, said: "This happens every year when there's heavy rain. Last year we had sanitary towels floating along the road."
Royston MP Oliver Heald called for a full report on the incident. He said: "I can think of nothing worse than to have your home flooded by effluent."
Anglian Water said a build up of "fats, oils, and greases" in the sewer was to blame.
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A pensioner had to wait three months for repairs to his solar heating system. William Parker, 76, of Meldreth, paid more than £9,000 for the system, which was only running at 40 per cent capacity. It took 58 phone calls from the disgruntled customer before the suppliers came to fix the problem.
South Cambridgeshire residents expressed their displeasure at the prospect of council housing stock being transferred to a private company. Members of South Cambs Against Transfer (SCAT) gathered at Shepreth Village Hall to throw ballot papers, which related to the election of a "shadow board" looking into the transfer, in the bin.
A Royston town council by-election ended in farce, after polling cards were sent to the wrong houses by mistake. Caroline Coates, from the Liberal Democrats, described the mix-up as a "fiasco".
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