Roman solution to Worstead’s plumbing problems

North Norfolk villagers have turned to ancient Roman technology to help solve a soggy problem on the playing field in a north Norfolk village.

Residents at Worstead, including parish councillors, helped to lay environmentally friendly panels in the ground to drain a large area outside the Queen Elizabeth Village Hall.

The ground has been a problem for many years as it has been prone to become very boggy after heavy rainfall.

The panels are made from 100pc recycled materials and copy the principles of drainage systems used by the Romans 2000 years ago. They do not clog and do not degrade.

The drainage work was carried out with help from the Norfolk Community Foundation, through a �1,325 grant from the Victory Fund and �500 from the Griffon Area Partnership.


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