St. Ives Sheep Market, Market Hill Saturday 13th November 10am - 3.00pm
A roadshow of events are being hosted by the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, which are designed to help households and businesses located in areas that have previously seen flooding, receive expert advice onboard a special 'Floodmobile' - an interactive demonstration... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:57 by Kim Loader
As part of its Community Flood Action Programme, Cambridgeshire County Council is updating its riparian guidance document to make it more useful for those living next to a watercourse.
As this document is aimed at residents and landowners, the Council wishes to seek your views and get a better understanding of people's awareness of riparian issues.
The Council has therefore prepared a short survey (5... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 10:42 by Kim Loader
Levels in our rivers and watercourses are still relatively high, the ground is saturated and a period of rain is expected in the area soon - there is currently an amber warning from the Met Office for rain and a yellow warning from the Environment Agency(EA) for flooding linked to the Great Ouse, its tributaries and network of drains.
Residents should take reasonable precautions now to keep their homes... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:42 by Kim Loader
Councillor Waters has recieved an update from The Huntingdon Maintenance Team regarding The Thorpe pumping station. Anglian Water are currently making every effort at the Thorpe pumping station in order to clear enough surface water from the 'wet well' to get at the blocked suction pipe that has forced one of the pumps to stop working. At the moment, they are unable to overcome the additional flow... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:58 by Kim Loader
There are currently two flood warnings in force for areas around Ellington, Alconbury and Brampton with heavy surface water on many of the local roads, including the slipway access to the A1307 from Hemingford Abbots (which has been coned off at the time of writing) and many stretches leading to.
Please take care if driving and make sure your planned route isn't under water!
You can get the latest updates... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:20 by Kim Loader
Christmas and New Year flooding and sewage issues
The Parish Council is aware that there has been surface water flooding at several places in the village and wider Parish. We are also aware that Anglian Water are regularly attending the sewage pumping station at the Thorpe.
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) will be holding a flood debriefing session with our Parish Council on Wednesday 6th January.... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:59 by Kim Loader
The latest information we have is that the peak of water the EA have prepared for has now passed through large parts of Huntingdonshire with minimal impact on residential property. Levels are expected to continue falling and no issues are expected. However, if there are any sightings of water spilling over or breaching defenses please report these to the Environment Agency Incident Hotline Telephone:... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 11:15 by Kim Loader
Latest guidance following a series of calls over the last 24 hours is that we need to continue to be vigilant and prepare as best we can. Rain tonight is not expected to add materially to flooding issues, (although until we know where it has fallen the Environment Agency cannot be certain) which are more related to the extremely high volumes of water passing down the Great Ouse. I have included... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 19:48 by Kim Loader
Councillor Waters has spoken to John Hesp, a village resident and retired EA engineer who helped design our flood defences and helps us with drainage and flood issues. He is not advising anyone to move their furniture upstairs and can be quoted on that.
Although the river here is still rising he has spoken to the Environment Agency who believe that the peak will be around midnight and will then go down... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 19:40 by Kim Loader
Several Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts are in place across the region following heavy rain overnight. The Environment Agency are expecting water levels to continue rising on The Great Ouse and there is currently a Flood Warning for the Brampton area. Surface water, some of it deep, is also causing problems for motorists so please take care on the roads. For more information visit this link https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 10:43 by Kim Loader