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Flooding minister visits flood-hit community in Colwick to reassure residents

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Flood Minister, Robbie Moore MP, was yesterday (5) welcomed to Vale Road in Colwick today by Gedling MP Tom Randall MP to meet with residents and see the impact that flooding has had on the community.

They were joined by Colwick’s County Councillor Mike Adams and representatives from the Environment Agency during the visit to properties along Vale Road that had been internally flooded and spoke to residents.

The group also inspected the overflowing brook on Vale Road and the flooded highway. 

After the visit, Tom Randall MP said: “It is devastating that properties along Vale Road in Colwick have internally flooded as a result of the heavy rainfall and rising River Trent levels causing the brook on Vale Road to overflow into properties and onto the street.

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“I invited the Flood Minister to visit and talk to the flood hit residents today – one told us that this is the first time in 100 years that Vale Road has flooded like this. 

“Thankfully, the rain has now stopped and the River Trent levels are dropping which is allowing street drains and the brook to drain onto nearby floodplains and into the Trent. Those residents whose houses have sadly flooded can find advice on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website (www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/flooding-help-and-advice/during-a-flood)”

Colwick’s County Councillor Mike Adams, who arranged for sandbags to be deployed to households along Vale Road, said: “A big thank you to all the volunteers who have helped to handout sandbags and assisted with pumps.

“Thanks also to Colwick’s local Borough Councillor, Parish Councillors and agencies including Nottinghamshire County Council, Severn Trent, Environment Agency and Gedling Borough Council for co-ordinating a multi-agency response in support of Vale Road residents.”

Mr Randall added: “Once the clean-up has been completed, a multi-agency review of this week’s flood will take place and measures will be taken to help mitigate the impact of future floods on residential properties in Colwick, Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce and across the county.”

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The Flood Minister, Robbie Moore MP said: “I understand that this is the first time that this road in Colwick has been flooded in 100 years. Something that residents had not been expecting to see and it has taken them by surprise. What we need to do is reassure residents that weather it is the Council, Tom as their MP or Government are on their side and doing all that we can.

“What we’ve seen is huge amounts of rainfall on very saturated land. Luckily the Trent has gone past its peak and is starting to drop. The Government is looking at what additional measures we can do.

He added: “We want to provide that reassurance and work with the likes of Nottinghamshire County Council to make sure we are as helpful, quick, and efficient in the support that we can provide.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. 14 years of lies, corruption and partying and nothing, nothing achieved for the many by this gang of tory spivs.
    So pleased ‘One Term Tom’ will be gone soon, very soon.
    14 wasted years. 14 years…

  2. like rats, the tories come scurrying out to commiserate all those affected, but as per usual; weren’t there or anywhere to be seen when it was all happening, let alone do anything about it, but the fools will still dance to the pipers song and say “ahh but they’re doing the best they can”

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