Mystery surrounds Holyport 'damp patch'


Grace Witherden

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A mysterious ‘damp patch’ on Holyport Green has the parish council baffled.

The circular area, which has been fenced off by Bray Parish Council, appears to keep flooding, however nobody knows why.

Bray Parish Council has been working with the Royal Borough and Thames Water to investigate the cause and has taken samples from the area.

Ken Elvin, chairman of Bray Parish Council said: “We don’t know why it keeps flooding; it’s been like that for a few weeks.

“It’s a perfectly circular damp patch and Thames Water and RBWM are mystified.”

“We are in the process of pursuing it with RBWM, but they don’t know what it is.”

“Thames Water have taken samples, it’s not sewage and they don’t believe it is drinking water because it contains low levels of chlorine.”

“It could be a spring or anything, we’ve been investigating it for a month and we have no firm conclusion.”

“We are hoping to have it nailed down in time for Carters Steam Fair.”

“It’s a problem and it’s a mystery.”


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