If you live in Cumbria and have experienced overflowing and blocked drains in the past, you’re likely to want to sign a new petition that’s just been launched by the leader of the Conservatives on South Lakeland District Council and councillor for Windermere, Applethwaite and Troutbeck.
Ben Berry is now looking to force Cumbria County Council to take immediate action where the drainage issues in Grange, Kendal, Windermere and elsewhere are concerned. As he notes, people have reported concerns time and time again, and the council is still yet to do anything.
“There is no excuse for their inaction. This campaign is incredibly important so we don’t have to suffer with further flooding that could have been prevented with clear drains. Please share the petition and contact me if you can help,” Mr Berry writes on his campaign website.
With autumn and winter fast approaching, it would perhaps make sense for local residents to get in touch with the council while the weather is fine to see if action plans are in place to prevent drain overflows and flooding.
A new Daily Star Online investigation has found the regions in the UK most at risk of flooding over the next few months, with up to 18 super storms being predicted for the hurricane season – and Cumbria has been identified as one of the areas in the country that is most at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea.
As such, taking any precautions that you deem necessary may be advisable while the weather is still good. If you’re ever in need of plumbing services in Cumbria, call us at Greenfields Penrith today.