Loxwood Parish council has secured funding of £25,725 which is the full cost of our environmental consultant and a surveyor carrying out the modelling and hydraulic testing that is required to establish the best means of mitigating flood alleviation to the most residents in Loxwood. The Consultants have been given the go ahead to carry out this work and a meeting of the Flood Forum will be held once the results are known.
The Stream walk has gone ahead and informed quotes for hydraulic modelling and surveys to be carried out to produce a plan for mitigation measures. These quotes are currently with Operation Watershed for a funding assessment. November 2018
Lox Stream Walk.
This is to take place on Wednesday 26th September 2018. Parish Councillors and our Water Environment Consultant will be walking the route of the Lox Stream. This is to inform on any remedial matters that can be achieved to mitigate flooding in the area of the stream.
Following on from the decision by the Environment Agency to not carry out any mitigation for Loxwood of its flooding problem as a result of not being able to obtain funding from Central Government, the Parish Council have met and agreed a course of action with an Environment Consultant.
Various topographical surveys and hydraulic models are going to be work upon to establish the best method of reducing the likelihood of flooding. In addition the Parish Council have sent out a questionnaire to the areas that have in the past been affected by flooding to establish actual facts to be used by the Consultant in his modelling.
The Parish Council urge all whose garden the Lox Stream runs through to clear thoroughly their ditches and waterways and this speeds the passage of water along the stream at times of heavy rainfall. Ornamental obstructions and fencing across your section of the waterway could be the cause of someone else’s misery from flooding.
The Parish Council met on 23rd February with Water Environment Consultancy to discuss measures that can be taken by the Parish Council to mitigate(although not prevent) flooding in Loxwood.
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Following the Environmental Agencies advice to the group that their investigations into the Loxwood flood problem had arrived at the conclusion that Loxwood would not qualify for central government funding, the Parish Council have taken matters into their hands. They have met with the EA and WSCC and are inviting the Consultants Water Environment to carry out further modelling of the situation to establish whether ideas they have will help provide security for those affected by flooding. They have also established a plan of action of local activities that can be carried out to help the situation and the Parish Council will be writing to those residents affected.
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