Fishlake

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Whilst I feel immensely sorry for the poor saps suffering the consequences of the Sheffield and Doncaster flood protection defences, why didn’t anyone “in authority” stop to think about the consequences downstream? Surely the very name Fishlake is a strong clue.
Divkheads

Ah, just seen @Courier posts above. Carry on

Still dickheads mind
 
Whilst I feel immensely sorry for the poor saps suffering the consequences of the Sheffield and Doncaster flood protection defences, why didn’t anyone “in authority” stop to think about the consequences downstream? Surely the very name Fishlake is a strong clue.
Divkheads

Ah, just seen @Courier posts above. Carry on

Still dickheads mind
Sorry who are the saps and dickheads?
 

jendan

Member
Whilst I feel immensely sorry for the poor saps suffering the consequences of the Sheffield and Doncaster flood protection defences, why didn’t anyone “in authority” stop to think about the consequences downstream? Surely the very name Fishlake is a strong clue.
Divkheads

Ah, just seen @Courier posts above. Carry on

Still dickheads mind
Just said the same thing to the wife.Most of the houses seemed new builds as well........in a fishlake.
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
There hadn't been flooding there for an appreciable time, despite the name (a local on tv has just said a hundred years). They've had unusually high rainfall, and there must have been changes upstream.

Awful for them.
 

jellybean

Member
Location
N.Devon
Although I have sympathy for the people in Fishlake do people really buy houses without looking at a map and checking contours, rivers etc? They probably check for broadband coverage and proximity of a reasonable school but seem to forget the essentials. Maybe they think that if it was deemed ok to build houses there then it MUST be ok.
Maybe not possible but it would be good to talk to the guys who did all the groundworks before buying new houses.
 
Looks like EA sacrifices rural populations & businesses just to keep the city dwellers dry:unsure:


I saw some video of flooding near Lincoln where a river has burst onto arable land.

Hundreds and hundreds of acres are 6ft under water, but the EA has no intention of repairing the breach because it is helping to keep water out of the city.

It may be historical floodplain land, but growers/landowners need to be paid/compensated if their land is being used for this obvious "public good".
 

Spud

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
If the slack buggers at the EA maintained the waterways, more of it would be able to be carried in the river, and flooding would be less frequent. Things will continue to get worse, because the short sightedness by which they operate plants willows by riversides...which drop leaves and twigs in the river...which reduces its capacity and speed....then it floods. Remind me what a river is for? Moving water? Not storing water. Funding for farmers to build winter filled reservoirs would be cheaper than repairing flood damage, and do some good in times of drought.
 

Grassman

Member
Location
Derbyshire
The truth is we had around 4" of rain in 24 hours. A band of rain that just circled round and kept falling on the area.This was on to totally saturated land from recent and prolonged heavy rain. The wettest autumn for a very long time.
There has been flood protection improvements round the Don Valley which prevented major floods in the area. Did this export the problem further downstream?
Seems extremes of weather happen a lot more now so more effort and money is going to need to be allocated to prevent such things.
 

Cropper

Member
Location
N. Glos
We keep hearing about £x million being spent on flood defences, wouldn’t it be better spent on flood prevention by maintaining and improving the waterways. I’m always impressed by the waterways in France when driving through - banks always look neat and trimmed, no trees overhanging the water or debris floating in it.

I can’t see the logic of NE etc wanting stuff left rough for the wildlife if it’s all going to get drowned when it floods.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Although I have sympathy for the people in Fishlake do people really buy houses without looking at a map and checking contours, rivers etc? They probably check for broadband coverage and proximity of a reasonable school but seem to forget the essentials. Maybe they think that if it was deemed ok to build houses there then it MUST be ok.
Maybe not possible but it would be good to talk to the guys who did all the groundworks before buying new houses.

It's interesting this. If you check the planning flood map, as done when buying a house, you would see that almost all of fishlake village is not in a flood risk. If you drive around the Isle of Axholme, you will also see why the villages are where they are - they are like little islands.

On the other hand, what flood risk zones is the flooded farm near Lincoln in?

Not saying either is good, but should we be slagging off house owners in a village deemed low flood risk, and slagging off the EA for the fact a farm is flooded given the unprecedented quantities of rain. Sad for all involved I'd say.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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