The scene on Monday at the Hamlets Way end of Brokesley Street as contractors attempt to clear a blocked drain. Drains are a recurring problem on Brokesley Street. The probable reason being that the main drain under Brokesley Street is only 300 mm (12 inches) wide. Making it the smallest drain in the area by quite some way.
Early this morning (Thursday) at 4:00 AM contractors working for (we assume) Thames Water were discharging foul smelling water onto the street. Plenty of noise and flashing lights and general disturbance in a residential area.