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Following a number of incidents of roads flooding in the village, Hixon Parish Council appointed a specialist contractor to clear some of the worst blocked drains. Over 60 drains were cleared in one day at a cost of £850 plus VAT to Hixon Parish Council.
There was immediate benefit to properties in Church Lane where the following day’s rainfall was safely drained away. Hixon Parish Councillors will continue to monitor the situation after the heavy rainfalls.
Staffordshire County Council highways should really be paying for the drains to be regularly inspected and maintained, but the authority has cut back the frequency of drain clearing, leading to more incidents of flooding.
The Hixon Parish Council Playing Field in Church Lane has re-opened subject to all users complying with Government guidance relating to preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Equipment has been jet washed and disinfected, and signs have been posted around the site to provide information on how to safely play and use the equipment. Some gym equipment has been taped off to ensure social distancing is maintained.
The site can only remain safe to use if those who use the facilities abide by the guidance:-
- Take YOUR OWN sanitiser.
- Sanitise BEFORE and AFTER using equipment.
- WIPE handles and touch points before and after use.
- MAINTAIN social distancing guidelines (2m or greater preferably).