Christianburg thoroughfare a major headache

July 30, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

The Christianburg Community Centre ground is transformed into a virtual river, whenever it rains, as the water rushes down from the nearby hills, and descends on the nearby Burnham Drive road, making ingress and egress a nightmare for persons who are forced to use the facility.
At present, the community centre houses the Christianburg Magistrate’s Court, which was displaced after the old court house was destroyed by fire earlier this year.
During the last community forum between residents and representatives of the Linden Town Council, the need for proper drainage in and around the Christianburg area was highlighted.
However, with the present persistent rains people who are forced to use the community centre facilities are calling for immediate intervention to rectify the current situation, where the grounds and access road becomes flooded whenever it rains.
There have been suggestions that the nearby ‘hill’ be bulldozed to eliminate the frequent inundation of the grounds, as the steep hill is what’s responsible for the heavy flow of water that rushes down unto the grounds.
Severe erosion has resulted due to the frequent water onslaught, with the section just beyond the gate being the worst affected area.
If this erosion continues unabated the nearby basketball court would soon be undermined it was pointed out by concerned persons.
Informed sources indicated that apart from eliminating the water flow source, the material from the hill could be used to fill depressions on the grounds including a swamping area behind the community centre, which is presently a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other parasites.
This swampy area which sits between the Community Centre and the Christianburg nursery School has long been touted as a perfect spot for a children’s ‘mini’park.

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