Patcham on flood alert as water levels rise

HOUSEHOLDERS are on flood alert after heavy rain.

Those living in Patcham, Brighton, have received visits from officials in recent days as water levels have risen.

The flooding will come from the Wellesbourne stream, the “hidden channel” which runs from the South Downs into the sea near Brighton’s Palace Pier.

Areas at risk include Old London Road, parts of Church Hill and Mill Road where they meet the A23 and the Recreational Ground.

Leaflets have been posted through neighbours’ doors and a rest centre will open if anyone needs it.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Although less rain is forecast over the next few days, we are continuing to closely monitor the ground water level and to work with the Environment Agency and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

“If water levels continue to rise, support will be provided to residents in affected properties.”

For more details about the areas which could be at risk, email epu@brighton-hove. gov.uk or call 0845 988 1188.

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2:55pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Fight_Back says...

And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods.
And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods. Fight_Back

3:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Fercri Sakes says...

Fight_Back wrote:
And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods.
I'd say compulsory metering and fixing leaks should be the main priorities.

Logically, if we USE less and LOSE less then we won't need to build more expensive reserviours. Plus it will encourage more home owners to collect their own water.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods.[/p][/quote]I'd say compulsory metering and fixing leaks should be the main priorities. Logically, if we USE less and LOSE less then we won't need to build more expensive reserviours. Plus it will encourage more home owners to collect their own water. Fercri Sakes

3:14pm Thu 3 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Metering saved me a small fortune. When I got a water meter put in my water bills more than halved. Because I live alone and use very little water.Even so, I am careful about how much I use now and I got a water butt for the garden etc. I think they should be compulsory.
You don't leave the tap running or hose your garden every day when you're on a meter.
Metering saved me a small fortune. When I got a water meter put in my water bills more than halved. Because I live alone and use very little water.Even so, I am careful about how much I use now and I got a water butt for the garden etc. I think they should be compulsory. You don't leave the tap running or hose your garden every day when you're on a meter. sussexram40

3:15pm Thu 3 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Oh, I meant I think water meters should be compulsory - not water butts!
Oh, I meant I think water meters should be compulsory - not water butts! sussexram40

3:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Can this be says...

Does anyone know where the Wellesbourne discharges to the sea?
Does anyone know where the Wellesbourne discharges to the sea? Can this be

3:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

PaulOckenden says...

South of Poole Valley.

P.
South of Poole Valley. P. PaulOckenden

4:40pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

Fight_Back wrote:
And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods.
It works actually, my water bills have gone down a lot since I had a water meter installed in my flat. I was getting charged nearly 600 quid a year for water usage before. Just to turn a freaking tap on!! I'm all for them. There wont be a hose pipe ban, how can there be, come spring the resevoirs and aquaducts will still be brimming full and probably overflowing.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: And yet watch the hosepipe bans be implemented in the Summer. That's because our politicians and water companies are far more interested in compulsory metering than building new water collection methods.[/p][/quote]It works actually, my water bills have gone down a lot since I had a water meter installed in my flat. I was getting charged nearly 600 quid a year for water usage before. Just to turn a freaking tap on!! I'm all for them. There wont be a hose pipe ban, how can there be, come spring the resevoirs and aquaducts will still be brimming full and probably overflowing. Hoarder12345444

5:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

hammerfan says...

Anyone interested in the Wellesbourne should look up Timothy Carder's 'Encyclopaedia of Brighton'. The outlet is built into the side of the groyne immediately west of the Palace pier.
Anyone interested in the Wellesbourne should look up Timothy Carder's 'Encyclopaedia of Brighton'. The outlet is built into the side of the groyne immediately west of the Palace pier. hammerfan

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