We have heard of issues about pumping stations failing. Anglia Water provide the following guidance.
 

Wet wipes are causing sewer flooding in Clophill

Homes in Clophill are at risk of sewer blockages and flooding caused by wipes being flushed down loos. Many residents are unaware that one of the biggest causes of sewer blockages in homes is from wipes and sanitary waste that should be disposed of in the bin, never flushed.

We all rely on sewer pumps to take used water safely away from our homes.

In recent months, sewers and pumps in Clophill Works have been blocked by wet wipes. Unfortunately, these unflushableitems do not break down like toilet paper in the sewer network.

Taking used water and sewage safely away from homes and businesses relies on the network of pipes and pumps all working effectively. If they become blocked by items that should never be flushed, it can lead to sewer flooding of homes and environmental pollution, which is distressing, costly to put right, and potentially devastating for wildlife and our local waterways and seas.

What you can do.

You can help prevent sewer blockages and flooding by only flushing the three P’s - pee, (toilet) paper and poo.

What we are doing

We are committed to a yearly planned maintenance of our pipework and clearing blockages when they happen, but we all need to work together to avoid sewer blockages. Through our programme Keep It Clear, we are working with communities, such as Clophill, to raise awareness of the issues caused by flushing wipes and sanitary waste.

Thank you to everyone who is already helping by only flushing the three P’s.

To find out more go to anglianwater.co.uk/keepitclear or contact Anglia Water for your free Keep It Clear gadgets to help you Keep It Clear or ring 03457 919 155.

11:55, 16 Apr 2018 by James Stirling (CPCClerk)
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Anglian Water is investing in Clophill to ensure the continuity and security of the water supply. The scheme will enhance the provision of water and help demonstrate their commitment to the community, local area and their collaboration with the Parish Council.

AnglianWater has kindly provided the enclosed information and I have included, where possible, the response to some of the questions raised at the meeting.

Vulnerable Customers (Watercare)

For vulnerable customers please register using the link below or phone number.

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/_assets/media/LED055_Watercare_leaflet_and_application_form_Jan_2016.pdf or call 03457 919155

 

Minicom Service

For customers with speech or profound hearing difficulties Anglian Water offer a text telephone service. If you have Minicom, we can communicate to you through a specially installed keyboard. The Minicom line is available 24 hours a day on freephone 0800 917 5901

Signing, Lighting and Guarding

Please note that the signing, lighting & guarding and other information is there for your safety and that of the workforce. Please do not ignore any of the directions or guidance. Where boards are placed across excavations to allow you access to your driveway please drive with care. Do not drive over them at speed as this may dislodge them.

Working Hours

These will normally be 08:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. We may need to work additional hours if we encounter unexpected difficulties. There will be an Engineer, Senior Delivery Agent and a Delivery agent responsible for this scheme to ensure adequate management and supervision. We would ask that where possible to use the telephone support team. This number will be on the leaflets delivered.

Other Utilities

These works should not impact other services such as gas or power supplies.

Public Transport

The bus service maybe disrupted when we do work in locations they access. We will endeavour to minimise these issues by working with the bus company. We urge you when traveling around Clophill to leave additional travel time and advise those you might be meeting that you could be delayed.

Supply Switch Over

There are no planned disruptions to your water supply until the end of the scheme, when the supply will move across to the newly installed water mains. Once the switch over has been made you may experience some slightly discoloured or aerated water but this should quickly revert back once the water has been run through.

Contact Points

Anglia Water plan to send an advance warning letter to be delivered with details of when the water will be interrupted and its duration. This will be no less than 48 hours prior to the water being interrupted for the planned work. The duration it will be interrupted for will be no longer than 3 hours. Emergency interruptions to supply will be unforeseen but we will work strenuously to avoid these but unfortunately they may occur with little or no warning.

A letter is due to be delivered Thursday 7 December 2017 to the residents within the work area with further information regarding working hours etc. This has a reference number and the call centre phone number.  The Anglian Water website may have additional details and information as there is an option to enter a postcode to see what work activities are taking place within the area.

 

Clophill phase 1 traffic management plan.

Phase One 

Phase 1 = 4 way lights

Cainhoe Rd from Goodhall Crescent to High Street 08/01/2018 – 26/01/2018

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE. 

Clophill phase 2 traffic management plan.

 Phase 2

Phase 2 = Road closure

High Street, Great Lane to school 29/01/2018 – 16/02/2018
(access for school vehicles from west only)

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE.

Clophill phase 3 traffic management plan.

High Street, School to The Causeway 19/02/2018 – 10/04/2018
(access for school vehicles from east only)

Closure Details High Street closed from the centre of the junction with the Causeway for 75m west, 320m east and the Causeway closed for 30m South outside the Methodist Church

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE..

Clophill phase 4 traffic management plan.

 Phase_4

Phase 4 = Road closure

High Street, The Causeway to Cainhoe Road 11/04/2018 – 16/05/2018

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE.

Clophill phase 5 traffic management plan.

 phase 5

Phase 5 = Road closure

High Street, Cainhoe Road to The Green 17/05/2018 – 21/06/2018

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE.

 Clophill phase 6 traffic management plan.

 phase6

Phase 6 = Road closure

The Green to the A6 22/06/2018 – 19/07/2018

Please note these dates are INDICATIVE.

15:13, 16 Feb 2018 by James Stirling (CPCClerk)
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Dear Councillor and members of the public,

I would like to say that it was delightful to be able to meet you at your Parish Council meeting.

We look forward to working with you in the next four years to deliver an array of exciting projects which will help us raise awareness of the hidden heritage of the Greensand Country and reverse the gradual decline in the distinct character of this beautiful and loved landscape.

As a follow up to the meeting the following are the ways in which your community can become involved in the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership.

1. What can your community do: Apply for funding to create or restore pieces of lowland heath or acidic or neutral grassland. 

Why: This will enable us to create islands and corridors of habitat across the landscape, forming ecological networks which will enable species to move within and between habitats, creating a landscape which is more robust with respect to climate change and visitor impact.

What would you need to do:  E mail team@greensandcountry.com letting us know you are interested in the Living Heaths third party grant scheme, giving us a short description of your project.

Who is this open to: Landowners, land managers, farmers, communities that own or manage land, schools, churchyards.

2. What can your community do: Receive training on how to bring woodlands into positive management.

Why: To enable us to bring all the woodlands in the Greensand Country into positive management.

What would you need to do:  E mail team@greensandcountry.com letting us know you are interested in Working Woodlands training. 

Who is this open to: Woodland owners and managers, farmers, communities that own or manage woodland, schools that manage woodland.

3. What can your community do: Apply for funding to bring woodlands into positive management.

Why: To enable us to bring all the woodlands in the Greensand Country into positive management.

What would you need to do:  E mail team@greensandcountry.com letting us know you are interested in the Working Woodlands third party grant scheme, giving us a short description of your proposal.

Who is this open to: Woodland owners and managers, farmers, communities that own or manage woodland, schools that manage woodland.

4. What can your community do: Apply for funding to restore structures made from sandstone.

Why: To bring sandstone structures, which affect landscape character into positive management.

What would you need to do:  E mail team@greensandcountry.com letting us know you are interested in the Sandstone Structure third party grant scheme, giving us a short description of your project.

Who is this open to: People who own sandstone structures, including private landowners, churches, schools and communities.

5. What can your community do: Apply for funding to find out more about your historical heritage or to manage it.

Why: To enhance our understanding of the heritage of the Greensand Country and to gain insights into little known or understood elements of the historic and built environment and to broaden access to the historic environment through interpretation and engagement.

What would you need to do:  E mail team@greensandcountry.com letting us know you are interested in the Community Heritage third party grant scheme, giving us a short description of your project.

Who is this open to: Communities, community groups, historical and other societies, churches and other faith groups, schools.

6. What can your community do: Volunteer for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership. 

Why: There will be many volunteering roles including:

  • Researching stories about the historic parklands.
  • Research the natural and historic environment, enabling us to provide stimulating interpretation.
  • And many other opportunities.

What would you need to do: Many roles will be advertised on www.greensandcountry.com or contact team@greensandcountry.com

Who is this open to: Anybody

7.         What can your community do: Take pictures, create art, write poetry to express emotional engagement with the landscape today.

Why: We would like to celebrate people’s emotional connection with the landscape today and archive it for the future.

What would you need to do: Attend workshops or enter competitions.  See www.greensandcountry.com or e mail team@greensandcountry.com.  We are also tendering for a professional photographer.

Who is this open to: Anyone, including those with no experience to those who are keen amateurs; art groups; photography clubs and individuals.

8.         What can your community do: Arrange talks in your community to let people find out more about the Greensand Country.

Why: We want people to find out more about the Greensand Country, so that they get to know about the hidden heritage of the place.

What would you need to do: E mail team@greensandcountry.com and ask for the list of talks available.

Who is this open to: Communities and community groups.

9.         What can your community do: Arrange events in your community to enable people to find out more about your place and to celebrate it, during our festival.

Why: We want people to find out more about the Greensand Country, so that they get to know about and celebrate the hidden heritage of the place.

What would you need to do: E mail team@greensandcountry.com and tell us what you can do.

Who is this open to: Communities and community groups.

10.       What can your community do: Learn skills to help you look after the natural and built environment.

Why: We want to leave a legacy of skills in the landscape to look after the natural and built environment.

What would you need to do: Look at the courses available on www.greensandcountry.com

Who is this open to: Professionals and volunteers.

11.       What can your community do: People can join our study programme or our apprenticeship scheme to learn the professional skills needed to look after the natural and built environment. 

Why: We want to leave a legacy of professional skills in the landscape to look after the natural and built environment.

What would you need to do: E mail team@greensandcountry.com

Who is this open to:  People not in education, employment or training.

12.   Receive a quarterly update about the programme. 

13.   Receive a quarterly update for your village newsletter.  I am attaching an article now.  I was wondering if you could send this to your Village newsletter editor.

14.   We are looking for people to pledge to support us in different ways.  If you feel you can help your community to benefit from the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership or if you feel you can support the Partnership directly, please could you contact claire@greensandcountry.com and I would be delighted to discuss how we can work together to make a difference for this landscape.

Please e mail if you have any more questions or if you would like to find out more. claire@greensandcountry.com

Please email me if you would like your name added to a database for regular updates.

Thank you for your support with the programme.

Claire

Claire Poulton.

Programme Manager.

‘Greensand Country Landscape Partnership’.

 

12:56, 27 Oct 2017 by James Stirling (CPCClerk)

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