Drop-in event for flood risk prevention project

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Published Date: 

22 Sep 2017 - 17:54

CAMPBELTOWN and Kintyre residents are invited to a public drop-in event on flood protection in the area.

Argyll and Bute Council is holding the event to gather information from the public on their experiences of flooding, and to give information to the public on the project, which aims to reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

It will take place in Campbeltown Town Hall on Thursday 5 October from 1 to 8pm.

Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, Councillor Roddy McCuish, said: “We’d like as many people as possible to come along and share their flooding experiences with us.

“This public consultation event is aimed at gathering as much information as possible from people who have been affected by flooding.

“The Council has started the process of evaluating the flood risks to Campbeltown, identifying potential options for flood prevention, then coming up with possible solutions.

“Your views and experiences will help shape these options for future flood prevention 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 and help inform long-term solutions.”

People are invited to drop in at any time during the event to find out more about the project.

The information gathering is being done alongside wider flood prevention investigations and analysis which will be taking place over the next few months.

Work has already been done to provide some protection against the effects of flooding in Campbeltown. This included installing technology at culvert entrances to provide the roads team with information on both rainfall and intake levels.