Ock Meadows Nature Reserve Revisited

January 25, 2011

Safag
Back in 2002 a group called SAFAG (South Abingdon Floodplain Action Group) put together a detailed plan for developing the meadows along the River Ock near Tesco into a nature reserve. They had just campaigned to stop a hotel and some industrial units being built on the flood plain near Tesco. A nature reserve would stop further building on the flood plain.

For anybody interested, you can still read about that the Ock Meadows Nature Reserve project on the Safag web site.

Safag
A bad flood did hit Abingdon in July 2007. This view is from the Drayton Road bridge looking south with the Hartwells garage on the right. There is now a new group, the Ock Valley Flood Group, who are actively taking meaures to alleviate flooding. They have a forum at Preston Rd Community Centre on the evening of Friday 18th Feb at 7pm.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Abingdon man  |  January 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I wonder is all those people who bought the houses opposite Hartwells garage realise that they are built on a area prone to flooding?

  • 2. John  |  January 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Also to avoid flooding – we don’t want that monstrous reservoir with its compression of a huge fenland beyond Drayton!

  • 3. Neil  |  January 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    The new houses on Drayton Road were designed with flooding in mind. If you look at them you will see that all the doorways are up a few steps, for example.

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