Views wanted on St Helens floods plan

Fllods in Blackbrook last year

Fllods in Blackbrook last year

First published in News

A NEW plan to deal with floods is being drawn up, and the council is looking to gauge the views of people and businesses before it is finalised.

A consultation was launched on Monday, and will last for eight weeks, giving people their say as to how to tackle flood problems across the town. A draft of the document can be found at sthelens.gov.uk.

Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron said: “The council is now responsible for managing local sources of flood risk. That includes flood risk from groundwater, surface water run-off and ordinary watercourses.

“Flooding is something which could affect all of us, so we want to be as prepared as possible, and this is a good initial opportunity for us to hear from residents and businesses about their concerns.”

Printed copies of the document will also be available at Wesley House reception and local libraries.

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7:43am Sat 22 Mar 14

smith&weston says...

Just do what you've done in the past. Put out Road Closed signs and leave them there for days regardless of whether the water is still there.
Just do what you've done in the past. Put out Road Closed signs and leave them there for days regardless of whether the water is still there. smith&weston
  • Score: 3

9:12am Sat 22 Mar 14

Keva68 says...

All should be ok now when it floods the rubbish and recycling containers littering the streets should provide a floating bridge.
All should be ok now when it floods the rubbish and recycling containers littering the streets should provide a floating bridge. Keva68
  • Score: 4

9:47am Sat 22 Mar 14

barrie timpson says...

Severe Gomez Aspirin - great , the solution will be water wings.
Severe Gomez Aspirin - great , the solution will be water wings. barrie timpson
  • Score: 5

1:33pm Sat 22 Mar 14

And Justice For All says...

We have our very own "Thames Barrier" here already. Flood warning? Roll out Grunewald and Rimmer!
We have our very own "Thames Barrier" here already. Flood warning? Roll out Grunewald and Rimmer! And Justice For All
  • Score: 7

4:55pm Sat 22 Mar 14

me1980 says...

In a press release today the council have confirmed they will be issuing residents with buckets with holes in them. The buckets must be filled and on the kerbside by 6am each morning to be emptied into one of three new, £1m flood vans. They will not be responsible for any water that gets spilt, it will be up to residents to mop that up themselves.

In light of this new scheme they anticipate bucket collections to increase 300% and therefore will be blocking all of the grids as they are no longer needed. Any missed collections will be forgot about until next week. Anyone complaining about the new scheme will be ignored as per standard council operating procedure.
In a press release today the council have confirmed they will be issuing residents with buckets with holes in them. The buckets must be filled and on the kerbside by 6am each morning to be emptied into one of three new, £1m flood vans. They will not be responsible for any water that gets spilt, it will be up to residents to mop that up themselves. In light of this new scheme they anticipate bucket collections to increase 300% and therefore will be blocking all of the grids as they are no longer needed. Any missed collections will be forgot about until next week. Anyone complaining about the new scheme will be ignored as per standard council operating procedure. me1980
  • Score: 14

11:54am Sun 23 Mar 14

oldlancashire says...

In the event of flooding, we will all be evacuated to Billinge Hill, any excess water will be used to clean the streets of litter left behind by the recycling units.
In the event of flooding, we will all be evacuated to Billinge Hill, any excess water will be used to clean the streets of litter left behind by the recycling units. oldlancashire
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Sankey says...

There might be the odd local flooding like the photo in blackbrook but no major rivers flow through St. Helens and this is hardly a major issue borough wide. I accept for the houses involved but these are few in number.

Certainly when you look at other parts of the country even warrington St. Helens is very fortunate
There might be the odd local flooding like the photo in blackbrook but no major rivers flow through St. Helens and this is hardly a major issue borough wide. I accept for the houses involved but these are few in number. Certainly when you look at other parts of the country even warrington St. Helens is very fortunate Sankey
  • Score: 6

11:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

Lestat1977 says...

Perhaps they could spend the money on cleaning out all the c**p that is in them, traffic cones, shopping trollies etc. This will let the water run more freely, the rivers will be more attractive to look at and who knows the fish and birds might appreciate a cleaner place to live.
Perhaps they could spend the money on cleaning out all the c**p that is in them, traffic cones, shopping trollies etc. This will let the water run more freely, the rivers will be more attractive to look at and who knows the fish and birds might appreciate a cleaner place to live. Lestat1977
  • Score: 5

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