The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Wider, deeper, extra...

This is Chaunterell Way on the Ladygrove Estate where a lot of the houses have caravans in the front gardens. People use the caravans during the day, and then use their upstairs at night. Building work on flood damage continues.

Good news: there were two men from the Environment Agency clearing parts of the Ock today. But what can you do against so much water with a rake, and a saw?

There will be a public meeting about the flooding on 16th November at 7 p.m at the Guildhall.

There is a Flood protection fair (with products, ideas and advice) on 15th November from 3 - 8 p.m at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford. Free Admission. No Parking.

The Vale District Council has recently issued its flood review. The review by the Environment Agency should be published soon. They are just doing their internal reviews.

My big worry is that each council and agency are only focusing on what they can do within their powers, and not on the bigger picture - how to protect those 380 homes and affected businesses next time. We need something wider, or deeper, or extra to take the water next time. Wider, deeper, extra...


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