Town to request ‘flooding’ funds
THERE MAY be good news for the residents of Little Bray as the members of the Town Council unanimously agreed to write to the OPW to request funding for the flood protection scheme.
The request made by the Labour party members caused some controversy with Councillor John Brady who told the table that while he welcomed the motion he was very surprised to see it put forward by the Labour Party Councillors.
The motion proposed that the Town Council seek funding from the OPW to urgently implement the River Dargle Flood Protection Scheme.
‘We all remember Hurricane Charlie and the devastating effects of that. There are over 500 houses at risk in Little Bray and we can’t wait for Pizarro to get the go ahead because the Flood Protection Scheme is an urgent necessity,’ said Councillor John McManus.
The response was a positive one stating that the OPW are currently funding the construction of a model of the River Dargle and from this they are carrying out physical tests on the computer simulations. ‘I don’t care who funds it as long as it’s done. I was delighted that I supported the flood protection scheme at the Seafront and I hope I can save Little Bray like I saved the Seafront,’ said Councillor Bríd Collins.