Protecting The Colony

PUBLISHED: 15:59 29 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

Those of us who live in The Colony are well aware of the risks of flooding here. All we ask is that every possible preventive measure be taken and existing ones maintained. Also that no more strain be placed on our sewers by further developments. The late

Those of us who live in The Colony are well aware of the risks of flooding here. All we ask is that every possible preventive measure be taken and existing ones maintained. Also that no more strain be placed on our sewers by further developments.The late, great Clive Gosling, the man who designed our flood prevention scheme, was a friend of our family and took a great interest in the way the scheme was working. He constantly complained about the state of the scheme banks in Phear Park. Those banks were tiled and should have been kept clear of all plant growth to ensure free running for flood water. Has anyone seen the state of it lately? When the great and good are debating what to do about the flood threat to our lower town posed by the sea, could I just say that, if they'd like to provide us with a punt, we'll strengthen our walls and convert our first floor into a flat. Of course, they could move everyone 'up the hill' into new homes. Or they could find a way of building a higher river wall. This is a real opportunity to use one's imagination for the good of many hundreds of Exmothians. Can we all have input, please? Ann Prior,75 Egremont Road, Exmouth.


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