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Patcham residents warned again of flood risk

The Argus: A Patcham resident reads a flooding notice in the post office window A Patcham resident reads a flooding notice in the post office window

UPDATE: Patcham residents are again bracing themselves for floods as water levels continue to rise, with some basement flooding already occuring and more rain forecast.

Officials from the council and the Environment Agency were out yesterday warning residents as the groundwater level rose to dangerously high levels.

As of 6.30am this morning, the level was 43.56m AOD (above ordnance datum) and rising, with experts predicting levels of 45m or more resulting in flooding come tomorrow afternoon.

On its website, the council said: "The ground water level has continued to steadily rise, and ... some basement flooding has occurred.

"At this rate we do not expect to see flooding at surface level before the early hours on Wednesday."

The Patcham flood warning was first given on Friday, but fortunately the levels did not rise over the danger levels last weekend. 

However, more rain is now forecast, with severe weather warnings issued for Wednesday and Friday.

Residents in Old London Road and Ladies Mile Road are being told to prepare for possible evacuations by packing an overnight bag and arranging staying with friends and family.

The council's adult social care and housing team is visiting vulnerable people at risk of flooding.

It will also issue sandbags to houses without basements which might be affected by water running off the roads, should the need arise.

Sandbags cannot be used for basement flooding as they can prevent the water getting out. 

A public meeting will take place today at 5pm in the Memorial Hall in Old London Road to issue further advice about what to do before, during and after flooding.

Vicky Price, 49, self-employed, of Southdown House Mews, just off Old London Road, said: "I'm thinking about moving my furniture upstairs but I don't think we will be the first to be flooded.

"It's frustrating because you can't do anything about it."

David Harris, 77, a retired helicopter pilot, who lives above Patcham Post Office, has been keeping up to date with all Environment Agency readings and sending memos to residents.

He said: "I'm telling people they need to check your pumps, check your insurance and make your own precautions and make sure they are in place."

"I'm putting up daily bulletins. I'm telling people to look after your own well being and I'm trying to make sure the authorities are properly co-ordinated"

The warnings came after the Co-Operative in London Road, Brighton, was flooded on Sunday.

A spokesperson for The Co-operative Food said: “Following the adverse weather conditions over the weekend one of the aisles in our London Road store in Brighton flooded.

"Our engineers are investigating the cause of the problem.

“The store has remained open throughout the weekend, although we had to close several aisles as a precaution, and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience.”

The weather forecast again makes for grim reading as a further weather warning was issued by the Met Office for Friday, with heavy rain also expected on Saturday morning.

She said: “Heavy rain falling so soon after the previous batch would be expected to exacerbate problems with flooding.”

Both Patcham village and the London Road are built above the underground Wellesbourne River, which caused frequent flooding in the 19th century before the construction of the Patcham Waterworks which siphoned off water from the bourne. 

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10:32am Tue 4 Feb 14

hoveresident24 says...

lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!!
lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!! hoveresident24
  • Score: -28

10:38am Tue 4 Feb 14

hyram77 says...

hoveresident24 wrote:
lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!!
Ladies Mile Road continues across Winfield Avenue to join Old London Road. The area that floods is at the cross roads and isn't on a hill making this information correct. Rather than "lmao" how about popping by and assisting with a few sandbags!
[quote][p][bold]hoveresident24[/bold] wrote: lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!![/p][/quote]Ladies Mile Road continues across Winfield Avenue to join Old London Road. The area that floods is at the cross roads and isn't on a hill making this information correct. Rather than "lmao" how about popping by and assisting with a few sandbags! hyram77
  • Score: 32

11:26am Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

hoveresident24 wrote:
lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!!
Your user name is suspicious bearing in mind you live in Ladiesmile Road.

The properties and shops at the bottom of Ladiesmile Road where it meets the Old London Road are at the bottom of the hill (which adds to the flooding run-off risk) on the flat.

The crossroads with Ladiesmile Road / Winfield & Mackie Avenue is also a flooding blackspot.

The photograph is of the LONDON ROAD Co-op (as explained in the article) NOT the Old London Road, Patcham one.

For those of us with elderly relitives who do actually live at the bottom end of Ladiesmile Road these are extremely stressful times. Some of the elderly residents have no relations to go to and are dreading their homes being swamped.

I would request that you show a little more compassion and consider your facts here "IMHO".

The article is referring to the
[quote][p][bold]hoveresident24[/bold] wrote: lmao this is hilarious! i live in ladies mile road and there has been no flooding and that picture is not the co-op in old london road! anyone who lives on ladies mile road is not going to be flooded because it is a hill...old london road, maybe, ladies mile road - not gonna happen!!![/p][/quote]Your user name is suspicious bearing in mind you live in Ladiesmile Road. The properties and shops at the bottom of Ladiesmile Road where it meets the Old London Road are at the bottom of the hill (which adds to the flooding run-off risk) on the flat. The crossroads with Ladiesmile Road / Winfield & Mackie Avenue is also a flooding blackspot. The photograph is of the LONDON ROAD Co-op (as explained in the article) NOT the Old London Road, Patcham one. For those of us with elderly relitives who do actually live at the bottom end of Ladiesmile Road these are extremely stressful times. Some of the elderly residents have no relations to go to and are dreading their homes being swamped. I would request that you show a little more compassion and consider your facts here "IMHO". The article is referring to the Richada
  • Score: 18

12:39pm Tue 4 Feb 14

PAHCA1 says...

This is why Patcham and Hollingbury Conservation Association have been working so hard to prevent inappropriate development within 2 miles of the Patcham Pumping Station. We could never prevent situations such as this but our aim is to protect the source of Patchams water from becoming so contaminated that pumping would have to cease. The land surrounding the pumping station was protected by acts of Parliament in the 20's and 30's and was subject to compulsory purchase orders in order to protect it from any development. Occurrences of flooding reduced and the pond in Church Hill (formerly called Spring Street at the bottom) dried up shortly after the water abstraction tunnels were built and pumping began. There have been several near misses with regards to flooding in the village which could altogether have been a different story if the pumping station had been shut down. As we said, we can't protect against situations such as this but we want dearly to prevent this becoming a way of life.

There appears to be a lack of understand regarding the use of sandbags. This is an underground river rising to the surface, not a river that has broken its banks. Sandbags will not prevent those with cellars from flooding
This is why Patcham and Hollingbury Conservation Association have been working so hard to prevent inappropriate development within 2 miles of the Patcham Pumping Station. We could never prevent situations such as this but our aim is to protect the source of Patchams water from becoming so contaminated that pumping would have to cease. The land surrounding the pumping station was protected by acts of Parliament in the 20's and 30's and was subject to compulsory purchase orders in order to protect it from any development. Occurrences of flooding reduced and the pond in Church Hill (formerly called Spring Street at the bottom) dried up shortly after the water abstraction tunnels were built and pumping began. There have been several near misses with regards to flooding in the village which could altogether have been a different story if the pumping station had been shut down. As we said, we can't protect against situations such as this but we want dearly to prevent this becoming a way of life. There appears to be a lack of understand regarding the use of sandbags. This is an underground river rising to the surface, not a river that has broken its banks. Sandbags will not prevent those with cellars from flooding PAHCA1
  • Score: 10

1:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

roystony says...

It looks more like someone had an accident rather than a flood in the co-op.
It looks more like someone had an accident rather than a flood in the co-op. roystony
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night.

However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite.

There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties.

Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000.
There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night. However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite. There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties. Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000. Richada
  • Score: 3

2:30pm Tue 4 Feb 14

PAHCA1 says...

Richada wrote:
There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night.

However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite.

There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties.

Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000.
Sorry, but it is the rate of rise that had reduced not the groundwater levels
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night. However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite. There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties. Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but it is the rate of rise that had reduced not the groundwater levels PAHCA1
  • Score: 3

3:10pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

PAHCA1 wrote:
Richada wrote:
There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night.

However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite.

There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties.

Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000.
Sorry, but it is the rate of rise that had reduced not the groundwater levels
Apologies, I stand corrected........a smaller crumb of comfort then.
[quote][p][bold]PAHCA1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: There is a crumb of good news posted in the Patcham Post Office window this lunchtime. Surprisingly the water level actually fell a little over night. However, bearing in mind the forecasted rain - around 2 inches - tonight and tomorrow, the reduced level would only appear to be a temporary respite. There are now a large number of sandbags in position on the Old London Road. As a previous poster has said, these will offer no protection against rising groundwater coming up through cellars - indeed they could serve to trap water inside such properties. Sand bags may however offer some protection to properties without cellars, some of which were filled in following the previous floods in 1960 and 2000.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but it is the rate of rise that had reduced not the groundwater levels[/p][/quote]Apologies, I stand corrected........a smaller crumb of comfort then. Richada
  • Score: 6

4:25pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

Some useful numbers & contacts here

http://www.brighton-
hove.gov.uk/content/
council-and-democrac
y/news/risk-flooding
-patcham

This site does appear to be updated rather more frequently than the environmental agency one - which is harder to find as far as direct info on Patcham is concerned:

http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4681.aspx?area=065FA
G017

Note the statement on the update - which wasn't here!
Some useful numbers & contacts here http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ council-and-democrac y/news/risk-flooding -patcham This site does appear to be updated rather more frequently than the environmental agency one - which is harder to find as far as direct info on Patcham is concerned: http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4681.aspx?area=065FA G017 Note the statement on the update - which wasn't here! Richada
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Brighton1000 says...

I remember this flooding in 2000, Not nice for residents, and the poor owners of the Elizabethan saw their restaurant devastated. Why someone thinks this is funny beggers belief, And yes Ladied Mile road did flood in 2000, So I guess your full of ****
I remember this flooding in 2000, Not nice for residents, and the poor owners of the Elizabethan saw their restaurant devastated. Why someone thinks this is funny beggers belief, And yes Ladied Mile road did flood in 2000, So I guess your full of **** Brighton1000
  • Score: 8

5:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

wippasnapper says...

Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it.
Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it. wippasnapper
  • Score: -5

6:02pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Seventh Circle says...

I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something
I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something Seventh Circle
  • Score: -5

7:06pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

Seventh Circle wrote:
I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something
I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding.

I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000.
[quote][p][bold]Seventh Circle[/bold] wrote: I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something[/p][/quote]I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding. I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000. Richada
  • Score: 3

7:12pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richada says...

wippasnapper wrote:
Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it.
A pity you did not attend the public meeting this evening - had you seen the angst on the faces of the very elderly there I am sure that you would not be so flippant.

I have criticised this council for many things here - all parties indeed, but this evening a show of unity and organisation was displayed that I frankly didn't think they had in them.

Good on Caroline Lucas for turning up, Geoffrey Theobald and Pete West too, an impressive show by all concerned.
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it.[/p][/quote]A pity you did not attend the public meeting this evening - had you seen the angst on the faces of the very elderly there I am sure that you would not be so flippant. I have criticised this council for many things here - all parties indeed, but this evening a show of unity and organisation was displayed that I frankly didn't think they had in them. Good on Caroline Lucas for turning up, Geoffrey Theobald and Pete West too, an impressive show by all concerned. Richada
  • Score: 1

9:39pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings.
This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings. Withdean-er
  • Score: -1

9:41pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

Richada wrote:
wippasnapper wrote:
Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it.
A pity you did not attend the public meeting this evening - had you seen the angst on the faces of the very elderly there I am sure that you would not be so flippant.

I have criticised this council for many things here - all parties indeed, but this evening a show of unity and organisation was displayed that I frankly didn't think they had in them.

Good on Caroline Lucas for turning up, Geoffrey Theobald and Pete West too, an impressive show by all concerned.
Must be an election soon - too costly to be seen to miss it.
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: Not a good thing to be reading if your one of those in Patcham all though I'm kind of hopping Jason Kitkat is one of those unforchant people that dose get flooded nasty thing to be wishing but he deserves it.[/p][/quote]A pity you did not attend the public meeting this evening - had you seen the angst on the faces of the very elderly there I am sure that you would not be so flippant. I have criticised this council for many things here - all parties indeed, but this evening a show of unity and organisation was displayed that I frankly didn't think they had in them. Good on Caroline Lucas for turning up, Geoffrey Theobald and Pete West too, an impressive show by all concerned.[/p][/quote]Must be an election soon - too costly to be seen to miss it. Withdean-er
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Seventh Circle says...

Richada wrote:
Seventh Circle wrote:
I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something
I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding.

I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000.
If they're elderly they will have been well aware of the flooding in 2000 and before and would've had ample time to simply move away from the affected area which is nearly all private residential... why don't u take your mother theresa act elsewhere and jump on some other poor unfortunates bandwagon. .. and take the inept and phoney lucas with u
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seventh Circle[/bold] wrote: I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something[/p][/quote]I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding. I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000.[/p][/quote]If they're elderly they will have been well aware of the flooding in 2000 and before and would've had ample time to simply move away from the affected area which is nearly all private residential... why don't u take your mother theresa act elsewhere and jump on some other poor unfortunates bandwagon. .. and take the inept and phoney lucas with u Seventh Circle
  • Score: -2

9:17am Wed 5 Feb 14

Richada says...

Withdean-er wrote:
This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings.
Having attended the emergency meeting last night, I for one feel that you are rather misguided and misinformed as to the situation here.

Mind you, once the A23 is closed from the bottom of Carden Avenue to the A27 roundabout - with Patcham flooded in the middle, you will probably be slightly inconvenienced, by the ensuing traffic chaos. There is also a distinct possibility that the railway line will end up under water further north.

Rising groundwater is no laughing matter, neither is attending a well organised emergancy meeting attended by very many, very obviously concerned and distressed residents.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings.[/p][/quote]Having attended the emergency meeting last night, I for one feel that you are rather misguided and misinformed as to the situation here. Mind you, once the A23 is closed from the bottom of Carden Avenue to the A27 roundabout - with Patcham flooded in the middle, you will probably be slightly inconvenienced, by the ensuing traffic chaos. There is also a distinct possibility that the railway line will end up under water further north. Rising groundwater is no laughing matter, neither is attending a well organised emergancy meeting attended by very many, very obviously concerned and distressed residents. Richada
  • Score: 1

9:19am Wed 5 Feb 14

Richada says...

Seventh Circle wrote:
Richada wrote:
Seventh Circle wrote:
I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something
I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding.

I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000.
If they're elderly they will have been well aware of the flooding in 2000 and before and would've had ample time to simply move away from the affected area which is nearly all private residential... why don't u take your mother theresa act elsewhere and jump on some other poor unfortunates bandwagon. .. and take the inept and phoney lucas with u
I suspect that when you near the end of your days you will adopt a very different tone.
[quote][p][bold]Seventh Circle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seventh Circle[/bold] wrote: I'm beginning to think that with the coming of gay marriages from 29th March, former UKIP Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames may be on to something[/p][/quote]I'm sure that the people of Patcham will thank you for your compassion and understanding. I would only hope that even you never find yourself facing such a distressing situation, many at the public meeting were very elderly tonight, some have been there before in 2000.[/p][/quote]If they're elderly they will have been well aware of the flooding in 2000 and before and would've had ample time to simply move away from the affected area which is nearly all private residential... why don't u take your mother theresa act elsewhere and jump on some other poor unfortunates bandwagon. .. and take the inept and phoney lucas with u[/p][/quote]I suspect that when you near the end of your days you will adopt a very different tone. Richada
  • Score: 1

10:43am Wed 5 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

Richada wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings.
Having attended the emergency meeting last night, I for one feel that you are rather misguided and misinformed as to the situation here.

Mind you, once the A23 is closed from the bottom of Carden Avenue to the A27 roundabout - with Patcham flooded in the middle, you will probably be slightly inconvenienced, by the ensuing traffic chaos. There is also a distinct possibility that the railway line will end up under water further north.

Rising groundwater is no laughing matter, neither is attending a well organised emergancy meeting attended by very many, very obviously concerned and distressed residents.
Good to see that someone takes life so very seriously.
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: This is where good old Blighty's bulldog spirit kicks in. Cue BBC SE Today and ITV Meridian coming live from a Patcham school hall with bedraggled flooded-out residents being fed soup and stale rolls, and given itchy old blankets by kind hearted religious folk wearing flourescent aprons. Surely B&HCC councillers can exploit the situation to rack up some juicy attendance allowances by holding emergency meetings.[/p][/quote]Having attended the emergency meeting last night, I for one feel that you are rather misguided and misinformed as to the situation here. Mind you, once the A23 is closed from the bottom of Carden Avenue to the A27 roundabout - with Patcham flooded in the middle, you will probably be slightly inconvenienced, by the ensuing traffic chaos. There is also a distinct possibility that the railway line will end up under water further north. Rising groundwater is no laughing matter, neither is attending a well organised emergancy meeting attended by very many, very obviously concerned and distressed residents.[/p][/quote]Good to see that someone takes life so very seriously. Withdean-er
  • Score: -3

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