|Surface Water Drains
The surface water drains are not functioning, these run off the east via a ditch that is completely blocked. The ground water table is high and the boiler room is flooded. The ground, as a result, is saturated to the north of the Church and in areas of the Churchyard to the south. The rainwater down-pipes generally discharge directly into the ground.
The drains have been blocked for some considerable time and clearing out and repair will be difficult. It is, therefore, intended to clean out the ditches and install a new surface water system in the Churchyard including the forming of gulleys at the base of the rainwater goods.