Sand­bags ‘won’t stop flood­ing’

Bray People - - News -

IT THE opin­ion of some of the Town Coun­cil mem­bers last week that in the event of an­other flood­ing at Lit­tle Bray sand­bags just would not be up to the job.

Coun­cil­lor John Brady pro­posed that as an in­terim mea­sure be­fore the elu­sive river pro­tec­tion scheme is built, the res­i­dents of Lit­tle Bray should be pro­vided with flood­gates as op­pose to sand­bags.

‘Sand­bags are not the best thing es­pe­cially for the many el­derly and dis­abled res­i­dents of Lit­tle Bray,’ ex­plained Cllr Brady, ‘The flood­gates could just be stored un­der the stairs and then in­stalled in a mat­ter of sec­onds if there is a threat of flood.’ Coun­cil­lor Anne Egan agreed. The Town Clerk, Chris­tine Flood con­firmed that Bray Town Coun­cil sup­port the mo­tion of pro­vid­ing flood­gates as an in­terim mea­sure.

‘We will con­tact the OPW or Depart­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment to partly fund the scheme which would be used as an in­terim mea­sure un­til the river pro­tec­tion scheme comes in.’

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