Well, after a fraught night the good news is no properties were flooded!!
The Flood Team were out in action waking residents of properties which, in the past, have been prone to flooding. Quince Cottage on Main Street would have been flooded had the residents not been woken and advised of the threat. Aqua bags etc were made available to those in need.
Water Lane, New Road and Sandy Lane all suffered from the excess rainwater and attempting to cross the ford was a definite non-starter! BUT the flood relief channel which parallels Sandy Lane, continued to flow towards the culvert taking high volumes of water away from Water Lane.
All water channels are clear and working efficiently. I cannot emphasis enough how important regular maintenance and vigilance is by both Council/s and residents. All went to plan on this occasion.
Main Street suffered heavy flooding around the church but cleared rapidly after man hole covers were cleared of leaves (courtesy of the residents at Quince Cottage).
Our weather station reports that 1.2” of rain fell between 1500 Sat and 0600 this morning.
My thanks go to everyone who was involved with last night’s operation.
Regards…………..Jill Jones, PC Chairman