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Stink over sports pitch sewage floods in Dunbar

Sewer flooding at sports pitches in Dunbar have been brought to the attention of Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

In a letter to community councillor Jacquie Bell, she said Scottish Water was not able to commit to resolving the problem until its investment programme for 2015-21 had been agreed.

Mrs Bell has raised concerns about raw sewage “flowing” on the pitches at Hallhill in periods of heavy rain.

The water industry in Scotland is part of Ms Sturgeon’s ministerial portfolio.

Ms Sturgeon said preparations were under way for the next investment period 2015-21 and ministers would confirm priorities in early summer. External sewer flooding has been noted as a high customer priority.

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