Thursday, 13 February 2014

Patcham flooding - latest

Following the recent heavy rainfall, the Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for ground water flooding in Patcham. Residents are advised to be prepared as flooding is possible.

 The ground water level is now at 44.39 metres AOD (as of 6.30am on Thursday 13 February). Environment Agency estimates suggest that we may see some surface level flooding following the rainfall this week.

 An information point and helpline for residents is open every day from 10am to 4pm including the weekend. The information point is at the Black Lion, London Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8YQ. The dedicated helpline number is 07825 387380. Our Adult Social Care and Housing Teams are continuing to visit residents in the area identified by the Environment Agency as at risk of flooding.

 Previous post: Pumping at Patcham

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Reminiscences of the Level

Pumping at Patcham

So far, apart from a few persistent puddles and a local estate agent pumping out his cellar, there has been none of the predicted general flooding in Patcham Village.  This may be due to the timely installation by Southern Water of a temporary pipeline  down the main London Road. This has pumping equipment at Patcham Place Lodge and diverts surface drainage away from the main sewer serving Patcham Village. The temporary pipe returns the water to the main sewer ¼ mile south opposite the Brangywn Estate. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Travellers hit Preston Park

These may be the same ones that were evicted from Sheepcote Valley and then moved on to downland at Tongdean. The description 'travellers' seems somewhat contradictory.  They seem very attached to Brighton.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Patcham gets the sandbags out.

Ground water level at Patcham is now at nearly 44m above mean sea-level and still rising although slowing. Some basement flooding is expected to occur tomorrow (Wed) morning. Aside from this there is also the risk of main drains backing up and unable to cope with the normal sewage flow. Council Officers yesterday visited  all properties likely to be affected to ensure they had evacuation plans in place if this should become necessary. 

Briefing meetings are to be held this evening at Patcham Memorial Hall 5 to 6 pm and 6 to 7 pm.