This was taken during a brief respite between downpours. Weeks of dry weather have been followed by sudden heavy rain and the drains cannot cope. The situation has been exacerbated by a significant increase in run off. This is likely to have been caused by the paving over of so many front gardens in the area, as well as “garden grabbing” where homes have been extended (sometimes without planning permission) across back gardens. All that water has to go somewhere.
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