Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Drainage problems

Short, sharp, heavy shower bursts are not good for anyone, but are a particular menace to East Finchley. It tends to cause immediate flooding, and when when the water filters down through the soil, it stays there for ages and takes a long time to dry and drain. We saw this with the cancellation of the East Finchley festival a few weeks ago.

This morning saw one of those downpours, and even though it barely lasted 15 minutes, this was what was left. Water overflowing the drains, and flowing over the pavement. It was like a little ford. And now I am even more worried about the drainage along the High Road, which we councillors raised with the officers on thier recent walkabout in our ward.