On occasions, it is necessary to put party politics aside and the recent flooding in Shoebury is one of those occasions where councillors from West Shoebury and Shoeburyness have come together for the good of local residents.
I have had real concerns about the state of the River Shoe and its ditches from North Shoebury Corner through Shoeburyness Park and at the back of Jenna Close and in addition the Gate Flap Valve at the end of Barge Pier Road.
All of these areas are the responsibility of Anglian Water which I believe have been the cause of at least two of the three recent flooding events over the past seven weeks. I am not alone in this and councillors from West Shoebury and Shoeburyness have this evening written an open letter to the Chairman of Anglian Water calling for immediate action.
I know councillors from all over the town have concerns about the Anglian water drainage network and we are also calling for a representative of Anglian Water to attend a meeting of councillors so that concerns can be addressed.