Flood­ing tops next month’s agenda

Bray People - - About Greystones -

FLOOD­ING is to be the first item on the agenda of next month’s meet­ing af­ter mem­bers dis­cussed a num­ber of no­tices of mo­tion re­lat­ing to the bad flood­ing in Au­gust.

A re­port was sent to the coun­cil from the chief fire of­fi­cer re­gard­ing the events of Au­gust 16. Town Clerk Myra Porter said that the bot­tom line of the re­port was that the fire ser­vice will come out if re­quired to do so by the area en­gi­neer.

’I was told by the fire bri­gade that they weren’t al­lowed out,’ said Cllr. Grainne McLough­lin who had en­tered a no­tice of mo­tion. ’I’m as­tound- ed. The har­bour was a mess. The Coast­guard got a loan of a pump and saved three houses in Killincar­rig that day.’

Cllr. McLough­lin also asked that pumps be bought to help in such a cri­sis in the fu­ture.

Cllr. Derek Mitchell added that Wick­low should have the same prac­tices as other Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties.

The Town Clerk added that there ex­ists a list of many of the flood­ing in­ci­dents in the town com­piled to date.

She also cir­cu­lated a draft flood plan, the con­tents of which will be dis­cussed at the next meet­ing.

Some of the se­vere flood­ing that took place on the Del­gany to Grey­stones road ear­lier this year.

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