Praise for Warrington's new flood defences

Warrington Guardian: The new flood defence work The new flood defence work

FLOOD defences at Victoria Park have been singled out for their effectiveness after protecting homes in high tides..

Derek Antrobus, chairman of the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, said the value of flood defences were proven when homes in Warrington were protected in December.

In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.”

Clr Linda Dirir, executive member for highways, transportation and climate change, said: “In Warrington we have benefited greatly from our close partnership with the Environment Agency, through the local levy which we have used to bring in extra funding from the government, and our flood defence works on the Mersey have been fantastic.

“But we must still encourage residents to check whether they may be at risk from future flooding. You can phone Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for flood warning information and advice, or visit the Environment Agency website. And those who are at risk can find advice on how to avoid some of worst aspects of flood damage, by visiting the National Flood Forum website.”

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10:02am Tue 25 Feb 14

MikeJT says...

In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.”

No they wouldnt !!!
In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.” No they wouldnt !!! MikeJT
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11:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

grey-area says...

Don't you just love self congratulatory articles?

They may have done a great job, but it's usually others who should say so.
Don't you just love self congratulatory articles? They may have done a great job, but it's usually others who should say so. grey-area
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3:30pm Wed 26 Feb 14

tarasmum says...

MikeJT wrote:
In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.”

No they wouldnt !!!
Of course they wouldn't, it would only have been a bit of ground cover, if that !!! I live near the Mersey and it has often breached it's banks over the years, but NEVER caused any major flooding!
[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.” No they wouldnt !!![/p][/quote]Of course they wouldn't, it would only have been a bit of ground cover, if that !!! I live near the Mersey and it has often breached it's banks over the years, but NEVER caused any major flooding! tarasmum
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4:57pm Wed 26 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

tarasmum wrote:
MikeJT wrote:
In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.”

No they wouldnt !!!
Of course they wouldn't, it would only have been a bit of ground cover, if that !!! I live near the Mersey and it has often breached it's banks over the years, but NEVER caused any major flooding!
So if it did would you be on here saying why was nothing done to prevent flooding? Next year you will be glad of these flood defences so get off your high horse before it drowns!
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]tarasmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: In a letter to residents across the region he said: “Completed only recently, the new Warrington flood defences protected hundreds of properties which would otherwise have been inundated.” No they wouldnt !!![/p][/quote]Of course they wouldn't, it would only have been a bit of ground cover, if that !!! I live near the Mersey and it has often breached it's banks over the years, but NEVER caused any major flooding![/p][/quote]So if it did would you be on here saying why was nothing done to prevent flooding? Next year you will be glad of these flood defences so get off your high horse before it drowns! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
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