Flood Barrier Erected on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2013


A flood barrier with sandbags was erected next to St Helen’s Mill in Abingdon this afternoon. There has been a lot of rain over recent days. Light showers are expected on Christmas Day.

Last year over Christmas the Ock Valley walk was closed because of flooding. The water was swilling over the driveway at St Helen’s Mill.

Filed under: River ock, flood

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. scott  |  December 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Useless it is though… It should be right the way down our drive… I do love walking home through flood water!!

  • 2. rudi  |  December 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

    typical that it should happen two Christmas in a row – not much rain yesterday so wonder when the rising will stop – hopefully nobody will actually flood.

  • 3. eva  |  December 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    The Ock Valley walk is not accessible from Drayton Road, the path’s flooded. Attempted to walk that way this morning, but had to divert.

  • 4. Stuart  |  December 25, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The floodplain is full between Tesco and the poets corner area. Floodwater lapping at the back fences of Orpwood Way. Can’t understand why the Thames is flowing so well and not overly flooded yet the Ock is so bad? Has the Ock clearing/maintenance scheme been regularly carried out? I think the EA/Council need to have another think bout Abingdon’s flood defences!

  • 5. Jacko  |  December 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

    The Council need to appoint someone with a brain first

  • 6. ppjs  |  December 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Perhaps the new housing development will solve this problem – did I really write that????

    Happy Christmas!

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