Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell has arranged for two officials from Scottish Water and SEPA to speak at Duneaton Community Council, following concerns about recent flooding. Flood Risk Hydrologist Nick Gair and Scottish Water Community Team Manager Bill Elliot are both due to speak at the meeting on Tuesday evening in Roberton Village Hall. The officials are attending to allay some of the concerns regarding the Coulter reservoir during recent flooding. The Scottish Water team are also arranging a site visit for members of the community council to see how the reservoir operates. Residents have further concerns about the recent flooding and how this might impact on any proposed future sand quarry at Overburns.
Commenting Ms Campbell said:
“Following persistent concerns regarding the reservoir during the most recent period of bad flooding I asked Scottish Water to provide assurances that the operation of the reservoir wasn’t exacerbating problems. I’m grateful that they are taking the time to address these concerns and reassure the local community.
“SEPA , who monitor flood risk, will also be able to provide some expert insight into the recent flooding. They have already provided a written response to some of the community’s concerns but it would be useful for them to speak with local residents and take their concerns on board.”