End to sewage hell after 30 long years

An end is in sight for villagers' sewage hell
An end is in sight for villagers' sewage hell

VILLAGERS in Sydenham and Kingston Blount may finally see an end to their sewage hell after Thames Water agreed an age-old problem needed fixing.

For the past 30 years, sewage water has seeped into people’s gardens every time it rains heavily but Thames Water has now admitted the problem warrants investment.

The fight has been championed by MP for Thame, John Howell, who expressed his delight at the news.

“I know companies like Thames Water have difficult decisions to make about where they invest their customers’ money, but in this day and age that even one home should be flooded with sewage is unacceptable. This is a problem which goes back not to the time of my predecessor but to my predecessor’s predecessor. I am delighted that we have been able to make significant progress and thank Thames Water for their co-operation.”

The plans will now go through detailed design work before being finalised.