Your views wanted on Campbeltown flooding

Published Date: 

27 Nov 2017 - 12:19

Local residents in Campbeltown and Kintyre are being asked for their views and experiences of flooding.

Argyll and Bute Council is looking at a flood protection scheme for the area and wants feedback from local residents on the issues and what possible solutions might be.

An initial drop-in was held in Campbeltown Town Hall in October to get input from people who have been affected by or wanted to comment on flood issues.

We now want to hold a second public consultation event to get further feedback and start to formulate a plan.

Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, Councillor Roddy McCuish, said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along to our drop-in last month.

“It was really useful to get people’s views on what they think the issues are, what they would like to see done and to hear how they’ve been affected by flooding.

“We’re now ready to move on to the second phase of work and we would really appreciate the public’s help and support again as we work towards possible solutions.

“Your views and experiences will help shape these options for future flood protection so your participation and feedback is really important to us.

“We are committed to exploring practical, sensible options that will help to provide some protection from flooding and that are cost effective. I hope you are able to come along for a second time to help inform long-term solutions.”

Work to develop a list of suitable solutions is ongoing with the second public consultation to take place in January, date and time to be confirmed.

This again will be a drop-in event. There will also be a presentation and question and answer session.

The presentation will go over some of the feedback from the first drop-in and suggest a list of options for consideration that the public has fed in to. It will also look at what the historic issues are and what has been done to date.

A dedicated email address has been established and any comments or photographs regarding flooding can be sent to campbeltown.comments.uki@aecom.com

Pupils at Campbeltown Grammar School have also been involved, with pupils involved in a day of activities and lessons designed to educate them about flooding and flood protection schemes