Council wants flooding outside school tackled

November 24 2021
Council wants flooding outside school tackled

Parish councillors hope action will be taken to tackle recurring flooding outside Norton-juxta-Kempsey CoE Primary School.

The flooding has been an issue for several years.

During a meeting of Norton-juxta-Kempsey Parish Council member Colin Arrow presented a report indicating where the flooding was originating and running from and to.

The parish councillors hope that will spur appropriate action to be taken.

During the meeting, parish council chairman Kevin Fincher said: “The effect of this is that it flows outside the school, quite comprehensively.

“We seem to have tracked it down to being a highways issue outside the school.

“You get a great big puddle and the kids get very wet.

“The school has, on occasion, closed early because of it.”

He added: “It has been an issue for many years, with Worcestershire County Council Highways, Public Rights of Way and Wychavon District Council always pointing the finger at something that we, as a parish council hadn’t done or should be doing.

“We are now in a position, after a lot of effort, and meetings with Wychavon District Council and landowners, able to firmly place the ball back into Worcestershire Highways’ court.”