Councillor welcomes moves to listen to residents flooding concerns

Councillor Terry Keal has welcomed moves by the Council to listen to resident’s concerns about flooding in Sutton ward.

Later this month staff from the Flood Management Team will set up a drop-in consultation event on the ‘Flood Bus’ to listen to residents concerns.


From 12pm-7pm on 27th October 2014 the ‘Flood Bus’ will be parked in Foxholme Road at the junction with Kestrel Avenue.

Many residents in the area suffered damage from the floods of 2007. Some properties have been flooded again in September 2012 and August 2014.

Terry said: “Many people have concerns about the drains and sewage systems backing up. It’s such a concern that when ever there is heavy rain some people will move their cars to higher ground and furniture up stairs.”

“People shouldn’t have to live like this,” added Terry. “The problem needs addressing now before it happens again. Listening to what people in the area have to say is just the start, but it is an important one.”

It is hoped that Yorkshire Water, and possibly the Environment Agency, will be on the ‘Flood bus’ to listen to people’s concerns and provide information - their attendance as not been confirmed has yet.     

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