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Stink to be scrutinised

Published Thursday, 03 October 2013

The nasty pongs, whiffs and smells emanating from the Deephams Sewage Plant will be discussed in detail at a meeting of Enfield Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee on October 17.

Residents and businesses have got together to sign a community petition to stop the stink coming from the Deephams Sewage plant and make sure future improvements to the site tackle the odour it produces and more than 2, 000 people have signed up so far.

Thames Water who run the plant are currently consulting on plans to upgrade the facility to deal with the increasing amount of sewage expected as a result of the predicted increase in the population of North London but Enfield Council is keen that future development of the plant eradicates unpleasant smells for residents.

The meeting is expected to culminate in the Council being asked to take the matter up with Thames Water and OFWAT (the water service regulation authority) on residents’ behalf.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Thames Water are embarking on a major upgrade of the Deephams Sewage plant and residents have made it clear to us that they don’t like the nasty smell the site produces.

"The Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be hearing from Enfield’s community and deciding whether or not to ask the council to act on their behalf in order to improve the quality of life of everyone living in the vicinity of the plant.”

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting will take place on Thursday 17 October at 7:30 pm at Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road, Edmonton, N9 0BU.

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