Work begins to end villages’ long-running sewage nightmare

Clive MacLeod has spear-headed a campaign to have problems addressed
Clive MacLeod has spear-headed a campaign to have problems addressed
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Work could spell the end of a long-running nightmare that has seen sewage come up through showers, baths and gardens.

Anglian Water has commenced a £2.5 million scheme to try and solve the problems with sewage blockages.

Clive MacLeod has been spearheading the campaign for a solution in Red Lodge since 2008.

He said: “I do not think that Red Lodge has been considered by Anglian Water as significantly important to take our upgrading seriously this is reflected in the time it’s taken them to do it.

“We do not need a band aid, band aids have been used in the past, we need substance.”

Mr MacLeod said sewage has previously run through the streets of Red Lodge.

Red Lodge resident, Betty Duncan, can recall problems with sewage in the village spanning the past 12 years.

She said: “We have had an awful time with it someone had a problem all the time.”

Antony Innes, of Anglian Water, said: “There have been concerns with our pumping stations in this area for sometime and we have been working to reduce problems while a permanent solution was planned.

“The good news is this full scheme is now under way.”

Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Councillor for Red Lodge, said: “Any improvement that Anglian Water can do for this ongoing problem that residents are experiencing in Red Lodge is welcomed.

“I’m pleased that work has been bought forward significantly from Anglian Water’s previous date of 2015.”