Villagers defend sewage disruption

Maxine Chew outside Singleton Village Hall.
Maxine Chew outside Singleton Village Hall.
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Villagers have leapt to the defence of controversial works which could see months of traffic chaos.

As reported in last Saturday’s Gazette, people in Wyre complained they face months of disruption close to the A585, as works to replace and install new sewer systems take place.

But Coun Maxine Chew, who represents nearby Singleton in Fylde, says while commuters from Wyre towns will be driving through it residents in her village will have to live with the works.

However, she added the work is necessary to replace the “medieval” sewer system in the village at present.

Coun Chew said: “People on the whole are very happy with this scheme. They know they’ve got to have this disruption. It’s got to be tolerated because we want to clean our beaches and rivers up. The only way we can do that is get proper sewerage.”

One project will see two tanks built capable of holding the overflow at times of heavy rainfall, while a separate scheme will see a new sewer pipe built to transport waste from properties in Singleton.

Coun Chew added: “I don’t want this disruption, it’s going to be unbearable for a whole year.

“The people in Wyre will be held up, but the people in Fylde will have to live through it. It’s medieval at the moment, and we’ve got to bring all our systems up to an acceptable standard.”

Coun Chew’s mother Hannah Cummings-Miller, from Mains Lane, Staining, is in agreement.

Herself a former councillor, she added: “Thoughts are, the sooner this happens the better. It should’ve been done years ago. I agree this is a huge traffic concern, but there are no negatives.”