“Slosh, slosh, slosh!”… this was how Hedon Town Councillor Gordon Thurston described his visit to the fields on Magdalen Lane recently. He was referring to the standing water on the fields in the vicinity of the site where the new care home is to be built.
Councillor Thurston had donned his wellies and visited the site in advance of the Town Council meeting last week. At the meeting he urged the Council to once again express its serious concerns about the water retention on the site where the care home is to be located.
The Town Council agreed to send a letter to council planners highlighting its ongoing concerns about flooding risk at the site. The Town Council is keen that any development at the site mitigates flood risks and does not increase that risk at the site or surrounding areas.
The photo captures the scene over the weekend on the Magdalen Lane fields after particularly heavy rainfall.