October 9, 2008
Sewage-Hit Port Aims to Raise Stink at Meeting
By Mark Branagan
The seaside town suffered a series of flooding problems when raw sewage spilled out of the port's sewer system, which was unable to cope with heavy rainfall during the wet August.Manhole covers were lifted from the ground by the pressure of the water, leaving effluent flowing into Church Street and Bridge Street.Now Scarborough Council is convening a special meeting of Scrutiny Committee members on Wednesday.It will examine the capability of Yorkshire Water's sewerage infrastructure in Whitby.Representatives of Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the local highway authority North Yorkshire County Council have all been invited to attend. Questions will come from councillors and the public, who have been asked to submit questions in advance.Yorkshire Water has already stated it would investigate where investment is needed and that the situation was a priority. Questions should be sent in writing, with contact details, by 5pm on Monday to Lynn Mellor, Legal and Support Services, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG or email: [email protected]
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