Following the recent wet weather, Anglian Water have provided the following update. The Parish Council and County Council are continuing to press for a satisfactory outcome to the issues experienced by residents.
“I sincerely apologise for the delay in getting back to you, our operational teams are prioritising helping customers recover from the storms and so it is taking longer than usual to get information from them.
Further investigations into the source of excess flows during storm events indicate that they seem to be coming from Longstanton. As a result, we are going to review the data in more detail and look to carry out a comprehensive survey of this neighbouring catchment to see if we can remove any surface water connections there. This would help to reduce the flood risk in Willingham and Longstanton.
In order to progress these next steps we are working with local operations teams who will help pull together an investment business case to be assessed on priority against other investment needs across our region.”