Oxford Mail - Posted by: Chris, Oxford on 5:33pm Sat 21 Jul 07


Although we were lucky enough to escape flooding this time in our street, the water came frighteningly close. It just angers me so much that in spite of this happening so often Oxford city council STILL refuse to do anything about it.

The Seacourt stream which runs behind my house has not been properly dredged since the 1940's (by Italian prisoners of war) and in my lifetime has been reduced from about forty feet to a tiny channel less than five feet across in some places, blocked with silt and fallen down trees.

Instead of paying so-called experts to come up with fancy schemes about digging a new flood diversion channel and 'long term solutions' why not just clear out the existing rivers and streams which are more than capable of handling the excess water?