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Barwell Councillors set the record straight on Chapel Street closure

November 26, 2014 6:13 PM

Attempts by Conservatives to blame the Borough Council for the recent collapsed sewer on Chapel Street have been condemned as misleading the public.

Councillor David Gould (Lib Dem, Barwell) said: It is completely wrong for Conservatives to blame the collapsed sewer in Chapel Street on the Borough Council.

"Severn Trent controls the sewers and the Conservative County Council are responsible for Highways.

"This would appear to be an attempt by Conservatives to smear problems caused by Severn Trent Water and the County Council on the Lib Dems, despite the fact they have no control over them whatsoever."

"There have also been references made to the SUE; however something that hasn't been built yet, on completely the opposite side of the village couldn't possibly affect a really old pipe that was due for replacement in any instance.

"County Council bosses have also decreed that they can mitigate the SUE with money from the developers - yet Conservative County Councillors seem to be making up a story of their own. Is there any end to their desperation to deceive in this matter?"

Councillor Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Barwell) added "The closure of Chapel Street, due to a collapsed sewer, has caused chaos for many local residents.

"David Gould and I are calling on the Conservative County Council to do more to improve the roads in our village, to help prevent such problems happening.

"Your Lib Dem team works all year round, if you have any issues with, poor road surfaces you want us to take up with the County Council, please let us know"