South West Water is planning to start work on the village green in early April installing an additional sewer pipe. The pipe is necessary to resolve long-standing sewerage flooding which frequently occurs in Jubilee Street during heavy rainfall.
The scheme involves laying a large pipe under the village green from the foot path beside the underpass where the work will start. It will then progress across the green, around the play park equipment, across the car park, under the ford & up to the top end of Jubilee Street. The new pipe will then be carefully connected into the existing sewerage system to relieve the flow congestion causing the sewerage flooding.
A Health & Safety construction area will be created which will be securely fenced, enclosing a deep excavation, construction plant, equipment & materials. As the work progresses this area will move. Unfortunately, this means that for part of the summer large parts of the village green & children’s play park will fall within the construction area & will be out of use.
SWW will be providing more information about the project in the next few weeks, which the PC will publish as soon as it is received.