River is not Godmanchester's flood problem

IT is very nice to see that we have the support of the support of the newly elected councillor for Huntingdon East Ward of Huntingdonshire District Council and outgoing chairman of Brampton Parish Council supporting our Godmanchester flood defence scheme

IT is very nice to see that we have the support of the support of the newly elected councillor for Huntingdon East Ward of Huntingdonshire District Council and outgoing chairman of Brampton Parish Council supporting our Godmanchester flood defence scheme (Letters, March 25).

However, the facts presented are not correct. We have yet to be convinced that those residents who will have their gardens altered have signed up to the Environment Agency plans. Indeed, word is that many of them are not happy with what is suggested.

Similarly, many people have stated though the columns of your paper that they do not want to see any change at The Causeway.

The main flooding problem in Godmanchester is not the river, but surface floodwater. Experts have stated that the rainfall we have over any one month is now more concentrated into certain periods. Thus when it rains, it rains more heavily and our drains cannot cope. This is a more worrying problem for the residents of Godmanchester and needs to be addressed at the same time.


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Councillor COLIN HYAMS

Huntingdonshire District Council

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