New drainage for flood-hit tunnel

Cllr Carol Eade
Cllr Carol Eade

Flooding in a tunnel between Furnace Green and Maidenbower should be a thing of the past after Network Rail completed the installation of a new drainage system. Furnace Green councillors Carol Eade and Duncan Crow welcomed its completion. Cllr Eade said “Not only have we now got an excellent drainage system that has already proved its effectiveness in last week’s rain, we’ve had it completely resurfaced too.” The work was completed in time for the end of half-term, making the journey to school easier for students at Oriel High School.

Cllr Crow added: “It is great news that Volker Fitzpatrick - Network Rail’s contractor - has completed the major drainage scheme in time for the school going back.

“While affecting many residents of Furnace Green and Maidenbower, it had especially impacted Oriel High pupils, parents and staff from Furnace Green and further afield over the last few weeks.

“I am very pleased that the efforts of both Carol Eade and myself achieved such a positive outcome on behalf of our residents.”