Lambourn Parish Council acknowledges the recent ITV Meridian News report highlighting concerns regarding the sewage issue in Lambourn. We share the community’s distress and assure residents that we are actively addressing this matter.

The report shed light on the unacceptable situation that residents in Lambourn have been enduring, with sewage overflow contaminating local waterways and posing health risks to both humans and wildlife. As stewards of our community’s well-being, we recognize the gravity of this situation and are committed to finding solutions.

The Parish Council has initiated discussions, as members of the Lambourn Valley Food Forum, with the relevant authorities which includes local environmental agencies and Thames Water.  We are advocating for increased investment in sewage infrastructure and maintenance to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.

Additionally, the Chair of the Parish Council, was interviewed by ITV Meridian News alonside Martyn Wright of the Lambourn Valley Flood Forum and Anna Forbes of Action for the River Kennet (ARK).  The Chair highlighted the unacceptable impact on children and families having to walk through raw sewage. 

We understand the importance of transparent communication throughout this process. We pledge to keep residents informed of all developments, through monthly reporting at the Full Council meeting, of actions taken.

In the meantime, we urge residents to remain vigilant and report any further instances of sewage overflow promptly to the appropriate authorities. Together, we can work towards a cleaner, safer environment for all residents of Lambourn.

The Parish Council is resolute in its commitment to resolving this issue and we thank the community for their patience and cooperation during this challenging time.

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