Grange residents secure “clear the drains before it rains” meeting with top flood experts   

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Residents in Grange over Sands are celebrating securing a crunch multi agency meeting to discuss flooding. Several properties in Grange were flooded on 28th August in part due to a lack of maintenance in waterways and blocked drains.

At the beginning of September a “Clear the drains before it rains” campaign was started by Windermere Councillor Ben Berry to tackle problem areas across the area including those that faced residents on Windermere Road in Grange.

Resident of Windermere Road is Andrew Baxter who welcomed the meeting saying: “This is a good first step. After the floods there was lots of positive messages on social media but we need the drains and gullies cleared and a plan in place. If we don’t get a solution then my neighbours and I will be flooded again and again.”

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The meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th October at 7pm in the Council Chamber on Victoria Hall Grange. Present
at the meeting are Cumbria County Council Flood Risk Management Team, Environment Agency, Cumbria Highways and South Lakeland District Council.

County Councillor Bill Wearing organised the meeting and commented saying: “I’ve called this meeting because the problems are only getting worse and working together we can overcome them. I’m urging the whole community to get involved and as a first action that the County Council clear the drains before it rains again.”

Residents can sign the Clear the Drains before it Rains petition at www.ben-berry.co.uk/drains

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