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Archive for the ‘Flooding’ Category

By-Pass Flooding to be Solved!

by Andy Canning on 18 January, 2016

After years of campaigning by local Parish Councils and myself the County Council has agreed to find the money to fix the problem of flooding on the West Stafford by-pass. A project is currently underway to find the most cost effective solution and we’ve been promised that this solution will be in place this year! […]

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Clearing the South Winterbourne

by Andy Canning on 14 March, 2014

The South Winterbourne Community Action Flood Group has done a great job of organising volunteers to help clear the river bed and ensure the smooth flowing of the water, which has meant that there hasn’t been any major flooding this year.  The Group has asked the County Council for £5,000 to provide financial support to […]

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Action Needed on Winterborne Flooding

by Andy Canning on 30 September, 2013

I am strongly supporting the calls by residents in the villages of Martinstown, Winterbourne Abbas and Winterbourne Steepleton for speedy action to tackle local flooding issues and improve flood management.  Today’s public meeting in Martinstown Village Hall was a step in the right direction but agencies, such as the Highways Authority and Dorset County Council, need […]

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West Stafford Flooding to be Tackled

by Andy Canning on 23 July, 2013

Work will take place in the first two weeks of September to deal with the problems caused by the flooding of West Stafford by-pass last year.  The work will include clearing out three soakaways, creating new pipes to help with drainage, restoring gravel gullies and linking the soakaways to provide greater capacity to deal with […]

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West Stafford By-Pass Flooding

by Andy Canning on 24 May, 2013

I am pushing for the problems caused by the flooding of the West Stafford by-pass to be dealt with as soon as possible.  One of my first actions as a County Councillor has been to meet with senior Officers to discuss what can be done.  They have agreed to widen and clear out the drainage gullies […]

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Martinstown Flooding

by Andy Canning on 24 May, 2013

I am pressing the County Council to help the residents of Martinstown, Winterbourne Abbas and Winterbourne Steepleton deal with the problems of flooding.  One of my first actions as a County Councillor has been to meet with senior Officers to press the case for action.  Already I have helped to get the Local Plan amended […]

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