Crow review of 2008
PUBLISHED: 16:08 27 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010
October FLOODING in Royston was back on the agenda when angry residents came together to form an action group. People living on the Burns Road Estate formed the Burns Road Estate Against Flooding (BREAF) group to lobby local councillors and Anglian Water.
FLOODING in Royston was back on the agenda when angry residents came together to form an action group.
People living on the Burns Road Estate formed the Burns Road Estate Against Flooding (BREAF) group to lobby local councillors and Anglian Water.
Chairman of the group, Jayne Docherty, said: "We want to bring pressure to bear on the water company and the highways department to get a definitive answer as to why the flooding keeps happening.
"We don't necessarily want to apportion blame, just get some clear answers," she said.
Flooding last summer eventually affected 50 households in the area, and the group fear the situation will worsen in the coming years.
The formation of the group led to 30 residents of the estate attending November's meeting of North Herts District Council's Royston area committee, where they met with representatives from Anglian Water.
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A man who was "part of the fabric" of a village died after falling overboard from his yacht. Paul Cook, 69, of High Street, Barrington, fell into the sea off the coast of Essex. Tony Fletcher, chairman of Barrington parish council, said: "His is a tragic and unexpected loss."
Fears arose that Royston's historic cave could be "lost for ever" if changes are not made in Melbourn Street. Traffic has been causing damage to the cave for a number of years, and Herts Highways have yet to take action to remedy this. Cllr Peter Burt told the Royston area committee of North Herts District Council: "If we allow the cave to become too damaged it will be lost forever."
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