Grantham Journal letter: It makes no sense

Can someone enlighten me as to why, 10 days ago, someone was sent out in a council wagon to place signs reading ‘Beware flood’ each side of a puddle of water on the Belton Road bend, just past where the road crosses the River Witham.

A man and vehicle will have to be used again when the signs are collected.

Surely, if someone had used some common sense in these tight economic times would it not have made more sense to send a man with a spade to dig and allow the water the escape?

Bewildered

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