Meeting to address flooding

Troup councillor Hamish Partridge has arranged a meeting for residents of Murison Drive in Rosehearty who suffered severe flooding last year.

The meeting has been organised to allow residents of the street the chance to ask questions of flood prevention officers at Aberdeenshire Council.

Invitations are due to have been sent out to Murison Drive residents already.

During the flooding at the end of 2012, eight to 10 houses were affected on the street and sandbags were deployed to try and prevent the waters reaching residents’ homes.

At the same time, there was also flooding in Fraserburgh, with the road between the Broch and Sandhaven having to be closed for a number of hours as a result of the excess water.

Commenting, Councillor Hamish Partridge said: “Flooding within Murison Drive, Rosehearty, has been an on going issue for many, many years and a huge worry for the residents of the street.

“There has been very little done in the past to look at or even rectify this situation. Since the last flooding I have been on site a number of times with officers to discuss possible solutions and work plans. One of the suggestions is a study of the area and for officers to come up with a plan of works to help reduce the chances of flooding in the area. We are nearly a year on again since the last flooding and now approaching winter, residents within Murison Drive will have concerns and questions to raise.

“I wish to give my constituents that opportunity and a number of weeks ago I asked the Area Manger for Banff and Buchan to arrange a meeting with residents of Murison Drive and flood prevention officers.

“Invites should be already through the door of all residents in Murison Drive informing them of location and time. This meeting will be to allow the residents a chance to ask questions direct to the council officers of what action has been taken and what will be taken to protect their homes now and into the future.”

If anyone who stays in Murison Drive has not received an invite please contact the Area Manager’s office in Banff or Councillor Hamish Partridge on 01346 541 303 or by email at cllr.h.partridge@aberdeenshire.gov.uk