The Abingdon Blog

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

Friday, 23 January 2009

35 Ock Street - flood group set up


At 35 Ock Street (in front of the Baptist Church) there were about 70 people crowded into a steamy first floor room last night for a meeting about setting up an River Ock flood group. There were lots of ideas about what could be done such as dredging the River properly, clearing old channels, a flood storage area outside Abingdon etc.

It had been called by local councillors so I did hear some concerns that 'the council are trying to us to do their dirty work for free'. But there were also those ready to sign up and get things moving. Tight time scales have been put forward by the district council for groups applying for funding schemes. (Only £100K available across the district, but it can help bring in matched funding from other councils and agencies.)

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