A62 near Standedge (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

A62 near Standedge (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

A message from Councillor Garth Harkness regarding flooding in Saddleworth. 

Dear Resident

Following the flooding in Dobcross last year I have had several meetings and have been working to get a collaborative approach to the problem.  United Utilities have already carried out some work in the area.

I am writing to tell you that we have agreement for a large scale project to be planned. This will be led by the Environment Agency in partnership with United Utilities and Oldham Council.  An assessment of the River Tame flooding issues (Uppermill, Dobcross and Delph) and solutions to reduce the impact is to take place.

I am conscious that many people will be interested and want to ask questions relating to the flooding in Saddleworth. I am arranging  a public meeting where representatives will be there from United Utilities, Environment Agency and Oldham Council to answer questions and provide an update. The meeting will be:

Thursday 20th June 2013 at 7.00pm at the Civic Hall in Uppermill

If you have them please bring with you any photos or information relating to flooding instances that have had a serious impact. If you have any other issues or concerns that I may be able to help with then please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind Regards

Garth Harkness

Liberal Democrat Councillor Saddleworth North Ward

http://garthharkness.mycouncillor.org.uk/   Twitter: @garthharkness

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