Kidlington residents growing increasingly frustrating by repeated flooding were invited to attend a public meeting with Nicola, Kidlington Parish Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the Environment Agency to discuss a sustainable solution. The meeting was well attended by around 40 local people, who know all too well how flooding can impact daily life.
Major roads in the area have flooded three times this year alone, and so locals were keen to quiz representatives on much-needed improvement work. OCC are leading on drainage work and their lead Engineer Gordon Hunt assured the room that they are investigating which organisation is responsible for maintenance in the Garden City which is where surface water sewers discharge to.
Additional maintenance work is clearly needed to address these problems and there were clear commitments to getting the work underway this autumn.
Nicola says: The meeting was well attended by local residents affected by consistent flooding in the Kidlington area, and it was encouraging to hear from Thames Water and Oxfordshire County Council about plans for a sustainable solution.
We must now keep up the pressure and ensure timing does not slip, as well as making sure residents are kept fully up to date and know how to do their bit to prevent further incidents.