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.