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Buried watercourse

Reported anonymously at 17:17, Thu 20 March 2014

Sent to Surrey County Council and Spelthorne Borough Council 3 minutes later

There is a watercourse (bourne) along the northern side of Nursery Rd. This then goes across Green St, through the St Pauls school grounds, London Irish, Batavia to French St and then enters the thames near the Salvation Army ground. These natural watercourses took floodwater away and recent problems show the error of councils filling them in and not maintaining them. The water course could be a nice feature as well as saving vast expense. Get the bourne cleared out please.

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  • I suspect this is one for the Environment Agency, not the council.

    Posted anonymously at 17:30, Thu 20 March 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:32, Thu 17 April 2014

  • Actually you totally wrong; except where under public land it belongs entirely to the landowners themselves as is non-river, unless a Thames Water surface water or Combined sewer which you might want to check with Thames Water when the problem recurs.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Sunbury East local at 21:01, Sat 2 December 2017

  • Natural watercourses were filled in routinely in the past. Now known to be a problem. Not aware of any riparian owners other than local authorities.

    Posted anonymously at 07:45, Sun 3 December 2017

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