Winter Management and Flooding2019-07-14T17:46:16+01:00

Winter Management and Flooding

Brief

SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

Following the difficult weather conditions last winter West Sussex County Council has employed a Water Surface Management consultant. The consultant, WSCC and Easebourne Parish Council held an in-depth meeting in June, spending many hours inspecting the problem sites in the village. The consultant has now submitted a draft report to WSCC for their consideration. Their findings will be discussed at a public meeting later in the year.

Member Leading

Andy Thomas

Please share your views on the recent flooding

A reminder that the Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village, leaflets have now been dropped through letterboxes of the most at risk houses, they are available to pick up in the Village Stores, The White Horse, The BP station and Cook, plus the online Survey Monkey questionnaire is available.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey. You can find the survey on the link below, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Seeking your views on recent flooding

The Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village and have launched an online Survey Monkey questionnaire in order to do so.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

You can find the survey here, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

We will also be dropping some leaflets through the doors of those houses most likely affected giving the same details. If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Flooding update

The flooding that happened in Easebourne over the weekend was one of the worst events we’ve experienced and we would like to take this opportunity just to briefly explain why it happened and what’s happening to try to prevent it in the future.

Normally, the River Ez that flows past the White Horse Pub, enters a culvert and flows mostly underground until it reappears again at the back of the Conifers sports field. It should run through the fields and discharge into the River Rother downstream of the North Mill. The culvert is known to be damaged, and possibly undersized, resulting in the River Ez bursting out of the culvert and taking a new route flowing almost entirely through the streets.

We are working with the landowners effected and various Councils, investigating whether the culvert can be replaced. Until then, we regret that similar flood events might be possible and advise anyone in a vulnerable situation or at risk from flooding to take necessary precautions.

As soon as we have more information we’ll share on this website and on Facebook.

February 17th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

High probability of snow week commencing 26th February 2018

The Met Office weather forecast for next week indicates that there is a high probability of snow starting Monday evening and overnight. It is too early to accurately predict where the snow will be heaviest and how much accumulation there will be.

Day time and overnight temperature are likely to remain very cold for the few days afterwards so any snow that does accumulate is likely to remain.

Precautionary Salting operations will continue through-out the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans if /when we issue an instruction to do so. We will continue to monitor the Met Office advice over the weekend and will issue a further update on Monday 26th February 2018. If the situation changes significantly over the weekend we advise Town and Parish Councils to monitor the highways Twitter account for updates.

February 25th, 2018|Categories: Footpaths, Highways, News, Winter Management|

Let it snow!

The Parish Council has a winter management plan in place in the event it snows.  The salt bin in Henley has been filled and West Sussex County Council has delivered salt and hippo bags for the rest of the Parish.  The Parish Council will liaise with the relevant contractors who help with gritting and clearance of roads and footpaths.  If you have any queries or concerns on clearance if the weather does worsen please contact Jose Galego 07702 315830 at the Parish Council in the first instance.

Click here for the Met Office latest warning update

January 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Winter Management|
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