Reach Out Residents group told about flooding action plan

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Four organisations have joined forces to tackle flooding problems on Hucknall’s Watnall Road and in other parts of the town, the Reach Out Residents Group were told.

A report is being put together by Severn Trent Water, the Environmental Agency, Notts County Council and Ashfield District Council.

“This should be available probably at the end of September or the beginning of October,” said Coun John Wilkinson, a Hucknall Labour member of the county council.

He added: “It will highlight possible solutions but it is not guaranteed that money will available to carry out the work.”

Police Community Support Officer Steve Shaw said there had only been one burglary in the area covered by Reach Out during the school summer holidays.

Although summer was now coming to an end, he emphasised a warning for hoouseholders to make sure windows were kept closed to prevent break-ins.

PCSO Shaw said there had been three complaints about motorbikes being ridden off the road during the same period. But only one was in a housing area, the others being on Blenheim Lane and a farmer’s field.

It was claimed that there had been a lack of information about which roads in Hucknall would be affected by an advisory 20mph speed limit during school hours.

One resident told the meeting that when a similar scheme was introduced in Bulwell, a notice was put through people’s doors.

Chairman Sally Wyatt said the idea was to be welcomed if it meant greater safety for schoolchildren.

Lee Sycamore, of Ashfield District Council, said work was being carried out to install floodlighting for the Nabbs Park BMX track and this was due to be completed by the middle of next week.

He added that a solar clock was being installed to turn off the lights as part of a 9pm curfew.

At Reach Out’s annual general meeting, officers elected for the coming year were Sally as chairman, Davina Williams as secretary, Barrie Hurst-Green as treasurer, Mick Green as vice-chairman and Denis Robinson as press officer.