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Demand for an end to ‘tower flooding’
IT IS surely a sad day when it takes a 77-year-old pensioner to demand an end to the almost annual suffering, inconvenience and expense caused by the River Ouse in flood.
Yes, there are many other areas that suffer but the area I have in mind, between Clifford’s Tower and the parkland and shops across the road from it, can surely be relatively easy to protect from flooding.
We need to build a flood barrier height wall from the bridge steps area to the start of the riverside houses; provide a sloping access footpath, either side, to the top of the wall, to retain access through the parkland to the main road.
Yes, there may be other ways the flood water could gain access to the parkland area, but in an age when we can land men on the moon, etc, these relatively small matters can easily be resolved. Think of the expense saved.
Come on City of York Council, show your citizens you’re not as incompetent as many of us think you are.
In exasperation, Derek R Wortley, Turners Croft, Heslington, York.