Below is what the council are saying about particular sites. In addition we know they are looking at part of Ferndale Road, Rayleigh , and that the Environment Agency have identified a problem in the ditch between Deepdene Avenue and Willow Drive, Rayleigh. Surprising to see no mention of Church Road, Rawreth here….. !
1. Watery Lane
Rochford District Council has been working with Essex County Council to try to find a way to resolve the situation there. There has been some maintenance work on the existing highway drainage system and ditch system. We are now in talks with the landowner about additional drainage works to alleviate the situation. As the work would be on private land, the landowner’s consent is needed.
2. Hedgehope Avenue
Anglian Water have run pipes through a section of open ditch in the area. Information from residents is that this has been successful.
3. Sweyne Park
Rochford District Council is set to go out to tender with a contract for ditch clearance and reconstruction of screens (which work to prevent debris from entering the pipework.)
Subject to contractor availability, this work will commence in the Autumn.
4. Beneath the railway bridge in Spa Road, Hockley
The gullies have been cleared of all blockages and Essex County Council will be ensuring regular maintenance takes place.
5. Beneath the railway bridge in Hall Road, Rochford
There was a problem was one of the gullies, which has now been replaced. The other gullies have been cleared of all blockages.
6. Rectory Road, Hawkwell
This will be put on Essex County Council’s schedule for maintenance
7. Beneath the railway bridge in Church Road, Hockley
The gullies have been cleared of all blockages. Essex County Council has an urgent job planned for high pressure water jetting, in order to remove any blockages. This will be followed up with a CCTV survey.
8. Kingsmead Cottages, Barling
A contractor has been instructed to dig out the ditch, there will be a meeting with landowners and work is due to proceed imminently. The carriageway retaining wall serving the highway culvert will be repaired/replaced after the ditch works have been completed.
9. Salem Walk & Fairmead
Work has been done by Anglian Water to clear ditches and vegetation. Anglian Water, the Environment Agency and the landowner are discussing the requirements for further maintenance of this major storm sewer.
10. Westminster Drive, Hockley
Rochford District Council has cleared out a section of ditch. We can confirm that the remainder of the ditch will be cleared by the relevant landowner now that his crop has come off the field.
11. Riverside Industrial Estate and The Horse & Groom Pub
This site falls under the remit of the Environment Agency and this is being discussed with them.
12. Laburnham Way, Rayleigh
Rochford District Council has made the landowner aware of problems with the ditch and discussions will be continuing.
13. Rochford Reservoir
Work is done on a regular basis to prevent silt building up in the inlet to the reservoir. This will be incorporated with the Sweyne Park contract, with maintenance set to be carried out.
14. Blower Close, Rayleigh
Work being done to clear the grille and reinstate ditches at Turret Open Space, which will alleviate the problems of Blower Close. Residents have been advised and have cleared two road drains which are not part of the adopted road structure, and further investigations are taking place.
15. Windsor Way, Rayleigh
Nothing obvious was found on a visual inspection. Work will be done to clear the gullies. The need for regular maintenance was discussed at the meeting, and Essex County Council will take back the points raised.
16. Trinity Road, Rayleigh
Rochford District Council has brought this site to the attention of Anglian Water, who are going to do a CCTV survey.
17. Fairland Close, Rayleigh
Essex County Council and Anglian Water have been made aware of issues here. Anglian Water will carry out a CCTV survey.
18. Tudor Close, Rayleigh
Essex County Council attended but a car was parked over the gully, they knocked on the door, but were unable to gain access. Essex County Council have been asked about the possibility of forewarning residents prior to visits, which will be taken back and reviewed.
19. Warwick Road/Warwick Close, Rayleigh
The problem seems to be occurring where the new re-surfaced road meets the existing road. Essex County Council are looking into the matter.
20. Rawreth Lane
A collapsed drain is being repaired by Essex County Council.
21. Victoria Avenue
The majority of blocked gullies have been cleared. Anglian Water have indicated there are ongoing investigations regarding the main sewer, in conjunction with Essex Highways.
22. Nr Cornhill Avenue, Hockley
Anglian water will look into a matter where a landowner at present is responsible for a grille/screen which protects one of their pipes. Hockley Parish Council is responsible for the ditch through Marylands Open Space and they are taking steps to ensure that it is clear flowing.
23. Sir Walter Raleigh Close
Anglian Water is due to do some surveying work.
24. Rayleigh Weir underpass and Eastwood Brook
Concerns were raised about the arrangements for pumping water from the underpass when flooded and whether water is pumped into the Eastwood Brook network. Eastwood Brook runs from Rayleigh (Rochford District Council’s area) through Eastwood (Southend Borough Council’s area) and is a major ditch, which for most of its length is the responsibility of the landowners. Rayleigh Weir falls under the remit of Essex County Council.
25. Shakespeare Avenue/Grove Road, Rayleigh
There have been problems with a storm water drain blowing. This is now on the list for Rochford District Council to visit. Anglian Water are also carrying out investigation work.
26. Canterbury Close, Rayleigh; Wyburns Avenue East, Rayleigh; Vernon Avenue, Rayleigh; Kimberley Road, Great Wakering
These will be now reviewed.
27. Pump Stations at Etheldore Avenue and Wood Avenue
Rochford District Council will be contacting the developer of Etheldore estate with a view to meet on site and resolve situation.