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Blocked on purpose

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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AN URGENT appeal for information has been made to identify who has been trying to block drains and waterways in the Heamoor area.

Last Tuesday, Cormac engineers cleaning the drains found many had been filled with bits of carpet and plywood, which could not have been there by accident.

Local Cornwall councillor Mario Fonk believes the drains had been blocked deliberately.

"I am appalled because this was clearly done to cause flooding in the village," he said.

"Last year somebody deliberately blocked the drainage on the bridge where Joseph's Lane joins Polmennor Road which caused the road to flood. We all know the misery last year's flooding caused.

"Cormac is doing its very best to keep the drains clear, but they need residents' help."

Councillor Fonk appealed for people to let him and the police know if they see anything or anybody acting suspiciously by any of the drains in Bone Valley and Heamoor.

Inspector Jean Phillips, of Penzance police, added: "We have all seen the devastating effect the floods can have and to intentionally divert the rain run-off is both reckless and irresponsible. People should be vigilant especially when there may be heavy rain."

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  • josdave  |  March 06 2014, 10:27AM

    Another bunch of misfits with nothing better to do than cause mischief. Never has a generation had so much done for them and still they claim to be bored.