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CCTV used to ascertain why historic house is flooding

CCTV used to ascertain why historic house is flooding

CCTV systems are known throughout the UK as effective tools in the fight against crime, creating evidence to convict offenders and acting as a substantial deterrent to potential criminals.

However, the technology also has other uses and underground cameras are to be installed at an historic home that has flooded twice in eight months and left the owners homeless.

The Grade II-listed home suffered £50,000 worth of damage in May after record rainfall and then again in December when the new kitchen was destroyed, reports the Essex County Standard.

Owners Tim and Heidi Woodgett have appealed to the local council and Environment Agency for help and at a recent meeting it was decided that CCTV should be used to ascertain what is causing the problem.

Peter Halliday, chairman of Tendring District Council, said: "We hope that the CCTV survey can be completed within the next month and during that time we should have carried out the other tasks."

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