Published: 20/09/2017 14:57 - Updated: 20/09/2017 15:04

Portknockie meeting to focus on flooding

Written byAlan Beresford

 

Rob Barsby has called a public meeting about the flood damage in Portknockie.
Rob Barsby has called a public meeting about the flood damage in Portknockie.
THE damage wrought on Portknockie by the recent heavy rain and flooding is to be put in the spotlight at a public meeting this coming Monday.

 

Large landslips, particularly around the harbour area and on the seaward side of Patrol Road, have left both roadway and a number of properties potentially facing a perilous future.

Hill Street resident Rob Barsby, who himself was hit by the flooding, has decided it is time to take direct action.

"I’m hoping to hear from village residents who have concerns about flooding, landslips and our drainage infrastructure," he told the Advertiser.

"Between the new houses which have been built and weather like the heavy rain we had the other week it’s clear the system as it stands can’t cope.

"The damage caused this time has been quite severe and there’re householders who are quite rightly worried about the future of their property due to the landslips. It’s certainly the worst I’ve ever seen it.

"At the meeting I’m hoping we can discuss how we move forward, perhaps with a view to forming a group to lobby the appropriate authorities.

"We need to draw on our local knowledge and experience as much as possible."

The meeting is scheduled to be held at the McBoyle Hall on Monday at 7pm.

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