Long-running flooding issue for residents solved near Audley End Station

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that its latest drains project, to solve the regular flooding on the B1383 / Station Approach at the entry to Wendens Ambo, has finally addressed this long-standing problem.

R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd, ECC Saffron Walden division councillor, said “This junction, where Station Approach meets the B1383 main road, has flooded regularly over the years, because the small pavement gully blocks regularly and is unable to cope with heavy rainfall. After months of my working with Essex Highways, they have just installed a proper, large gully in the road surface, and that seems to have addressed the issue, allowing water to drain from this junction.”

Flooding on the road to Audley End Station has been an issue for years and after a campaign by R4U, the drain has been upgraded to fix the problem.

Cllr Gadd continued “I’m grateful to the Essex Highways drainage team for doing this work. In the two years since I’ve been a county councillor, together we’ve managed to solve almost all of the long-standing drainage and flooding issues which have affected the Saffron Walden Division for many years, if not decades.  Issues with flooding on both ends of Little Walden, at Elmdon, and in Saffron Walden on East Street, Newport Road / Rowntree Way and Bridge Street have been successfully resolved. Despite the lack of funding for Essex Highways drainage operations, it shows what we can achieve when residents work for each other.”

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