Parts of Brighton on Flood Alert

A FLOOD alert has been issued for Patcham, Brighton.

The Environment Agency made the warning after ground water levels rose further during Christmas Eve.

Brighton and Hove City Council said it was working with the Environment Agency and East Sussex Fire and Rescue in preparation for potential floods.

The authroities have recommended residents monitor the Environment Agency and Brighton and Hove City Council website for updates.

Flood alerts are in force across the county following days of heavy rain.

Christmas Day looks set to bring more wet weather.

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9:23pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Be_Real says...

Lets not over dramatise this as it is not all of Patcham that is in trouble! It would also have been helpful to those affected, to have included the three roads concerned, those being the old London road, bottom of church hill (which joins old London road) and the bottom of mill road. I just hope flooding can be avoided or the risk to homes greatly reduced.
Lets not over dramatise this as it is not all of Patcham that is in trouble! It would also have been helpful to those affected, to have included the three roads concerned, those being the old London road, bottom of church hill (which joins old London road) and the bottom of mill road. I just hope flooding can be avoided or the risk to homes greatly reduced. Be_Real

9:28pm Mon 24 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Never let it be said the Argus are not on duty over Christmas.
Never let it be said the Argus are not on duty over Christmas. sussexram40

9:38pm Mon 24 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow???
i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow??? funkyyoyo

10:20pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

funkyyoyo wrote:
i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow???
Yes
[quote][p][bold]funkyyoyo[/bold] wrote: i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow???[/p][/quote]Yes Hove Actually

10:28pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Ouseler says...

Hove Actually wrote:
funkyyoyo wrote:
i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow???
Yes
So just be careful where you park your boat...
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]funkyyoyo[/bold] wrote: i wonder if the traffic wardens are about tommorow???[/p][/quote]Yes[/p][/quote]So just be careful where you park your boat... Ouseler

10:44pm Mon 24 Dec 12

charlie smirke says...

Can you get a parking ticket if your car is floating, I wonder?
Can you get a parking ticket if your car is floating, I wonder? charlie smirke

10:47pm Mon 24 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

charlie smirke wrote:
Can you get a parking ticket if your car is floating, I wonder?
Yes. As long as the windscreen is visible. Though if the wardens cant see the yellow lines for the flood water perhaps not?
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Can you get a parking ticket if your car is floating, I wonder?[/p][/quote]Yes. As long as the windscreen is visible. Though if the wardens cant see the yellow lines for the flood water perhaps not? sussexram40

11:02pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Vigilia says...

I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk.
If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort.
We exist to provide for them.
I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk. If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort. We exist to provide for them. Vigilia

11:35pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Ballroom Blitz says...

Vigilia wrote:
I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk.
If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort.
We exist to provide for them.
Top post.
[quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk. If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort. We exist to provide for them.[/p][/quote]Top post. Ballroom Blitz

12:48am Tue 25 Dec 12

grumblegoat says...

Vigilia wrote:
I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk.
If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort.
We exist to provide for them.
Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle.
[quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk. If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort. We exist to provide for them.[/p][/quote]Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle. grumblegoat

1:30am Tue 25 Dec 12

gusset snatcher says...

grumblegoat wrote:
Vigilia wrote:
I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk.
If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort.
We exist to provide for them.
Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle.
at who's expense tho u thick friend
[quote][p][bold]grumblegoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk. If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort. We exist to provide for them.[/p][/quote]Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle.[/p][/quote]at who's expense tho u thick friend gusset snatcher

1:33am Tue 25 Dec 12

Athena says...

grumblegoat wrote:
Vigilia wrote:
I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk.
If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort.
We exist to provide for them.
Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle.
Not if one lot is paying for the other lot.
[quote][p][bold]grumblegoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: I do so hope the travellers at Horsdean are not at risk. If they are, please don't hesitate to increase the £600 a day we are currently paying to maintain the site to whatever level you think necessary to ensure their protection and comfort. We exist to provide for them.[/p][/quote]Travellers have been around for longer than settlers, and although there have always been tensions between the two groups, both have a right to their chosen lifestyle.[/p][/quote]Not if one lot is paying for the other lot. Athena

1:34am Tue 25 Dec 12

Athena says...

Would have been very useful for The Argus to have found out and reported which bit of Patcham is under flood alert.
Would have been very useful for The Argus to have found out and reported which bit of Patcham is under flood alert. Athena

5:36am Tue 25 Dec 12

ILUVBRIGHTON says...

There called civil enforcement officers not traffic wardens. What have they got to do with this article???? Dickheads your obsessed with CEOs.
There called civil enforcement officers not traffic wardens. What have they got to do with this article???? Dickheads your obsessed with CEOs. ILUVBRIGHTON

8:18am Tue 25 Dec 12

Athena says...

ILUVBRIGHTON wrote:
There called civil enforcement officers not traffic wardens. What have they got to do with this article???? Dickheads your obsessed with CEOs.
First: it was a joke about where to park your boat during the flood.

Second: where's your grammar?

Third: they're called traffic wardens. You're the plonker.

Fourth: Happy Christmas!
[quote][p][bold]ILUVBRIGHTON[/bold] wrote: There called civil enforcement officers not traffic wardens. What have they got to do with this article???? Dickheads your obsessed with CEOs.[/p][/quote]First: it was a joke about where to park your boat during the flood. Second: where's your grammar? Third: they're called traffic wardens. You're the plonker. Fourth: Happy Christmas! Athena

8:34am Tue 25 Dec 12

hammerfan says...

The bottom part of Patcham around Old London Road is threatened by the re-appearance of the Wellesbourne (Brightons lost river) . I draw your attention to Tim Carder's encyclopaedia of Brighton and Hove.
Civil enforcement officers will be working on Boxing day. In fairness most of the shops will be open anyway. Parking control is essential.
The bottom part of Patcham around Old London Road is threatened by the re-appearance of the Wellesbourne (Brightons lost river) . I draw your attention to Tim Carder's encyclopaedia of Brighton and Hove. Civil enforcement officers will be working on Boxing day. In fairness most of the shops will be open anyway. Parking control is essential. hammerfan

5:16pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Ohnotagain ! says...

Athena wrote:
Would have been very useful for The Argus to have found out and reported which bit of Patcham is under flood alert.
The top bit obviously !!!
[quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: Would have been very useful for The Argus to have found out and reported which bit of Patcham is under flood alert.[/p][/quote]The top bit obviously !!! Ohnotagain !

9:53am Wed 26 Dec 12

upsidedowntuctuc says...

I do hope Councilor Davey doesn't get water up above his bicycle clips
I do hope Councilor Davey doesn't get water up above his bicycle clips upsidedowntuctuc

10:13am Wed 26 Dec 12

charlie smirke says...

I live near Preston Park and the tap water looks like milk at the moment! I guess it's just sediment and is due to all the rain affecting the reservoir levels?
Does anyone else have this problem?
I live near Preston Park and the tap water looks like milk at the moment! I guess it's just sediment and is due to all the rain affecting the reservoir levels? Does anyone else have this problem? charlie smirke

11:49am Wed 26 Dec 12

Tom V says...

I'm surprised you have water. Peacehaven lost supplies last week because of problems at the pumping station - assumed it was to do with the flooding. Hope you stay safe - and dry!
I'm surprised you have water. Peacehaven lost supplies last week because of problems at the pumping station - assumed it was to do with the flooding. Hope you stay safe - and dry! Tom V

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