No sooner had I had the site meeting (see last posting) in Lydiate than Radio Merseyside called me to ask my views on a new warning system that the Environment Agency is to put in place with regard to Dover’s Brook in Maghull.
This brook feeds into the River Alt but can ‘overtop’ its banks/bunds causing big flooding issues in Fouracres and to the small group of houses on Sefton Lane where it crosses the brook.
This is the statement I gave to Radio Merseyside:-
Anything that helps people in Fouracres and on Sefton Lane to react to Dovers Brook overtopping is to be welcomed but news of a warning system is only part of the solution. The big issue is the capacity of the River Alt, which Dovers Brook flows into, to cope with very heavy rainfall such as happened in September 2012. We need to stop the overtopping happening.