Blocked drains lead to flooding in Sedgemoor

Blocked drains lead to flooding in Sedgemoor

Blocked drains lead to flooding in Sedgemoor

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BLOCKED drains have been causing chaos for Sedgemoor residents following heavy downpours over the weekend.

A drain at Cranleigh Gardens, close to the junction with St John Street, was blocked and water covered the entire road when the heavens opened.

Drains were also blocked in Durleigh Road, making it near-impossible to drive through the high flood water.

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11:00pm Mon 21 Jul 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god?

After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl
who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god? After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 10

4:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

There was flooding at Cannington including friendly Spirit ! !
There was flooding at Cannington including friendly Spirit ! ! MARTINI 129
  • Score: 3

6:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

freddie_mercury_unde
rcover_reporter
wrote:
who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god?

After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl
Freddie Well it certainly is not your fault, as you do nothing, but criticise others, of course their is a reason to make for what has caused the localised flooding, I will elude to a few reasons as to possibly why based on facts, something that your ramblings seldom do.!!

1. Somerset County Council Highways, are responsible for all highways matters, as no longer carry out as regular a programme of 'Drain Sumping' as they used too. This leads to blockage of the water courses.

2. With also the Roads being tarred and top dressed with Grit, rather than Tarmacadam, then a proportion of these Grit excess ends up down the Gully and road gutters.

So had you given thought to your own question, you might have been able to come to this conclusion yourself,
I was taught a long time ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders, which have passed the moments of time.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Now I suppose Bald Carl will have some enlightening post to make !!!!, you 2 are like a double act !!
[quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god? After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl[/p][/quote]Freddie Well it certainly is not your fault, as you do nothing, but criticise others, of course their is a reason to make for what has caused the localised flooding, I will elude to a few reasons as to possibly why based on facts, something that your ramblings seldom do.!! 1. Somerset County Council Highways, are responsible for all highways matters, as no longer carry out as regular a programme of 'Drain Sumping' as they used too. This leads to blockage of the water courses. 2. With also the Roads being tarred and top dressed with Grit, rather than Tarmacadam, then a proportion of these Grit excess ends up down the Gully and road gutters. So had you given thought to your own question, you might have been able to come to this conclusion yourself, I was taught a long time ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders, which have passed the moments of time. David L Preece Blue-Owl Now I suppose Bald Carl will have some enlightening post to make !!!!, you 2 are like a double act !! Blue Owl
  • Score: -9

7:38am Wed 23 Jul 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

Blue Owl wrote:
freddie_mercury_unde

rcover_reporter
wrote:
who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god?

After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl
Freddie Well it certainly is not your fault, as you do nothing, but criticise others, of course their is a reason to make for what has caused the localised flooding, I will elude to a few reasons as to possibly why based on facts, something that your ramblings seldom do.!!

1. Somerset County Council Highways, are responsible for all highways matters, as no longer carry out as regular a programme of 'Drain Sumping' as they used too. This leads to blockage of the water courses.

2. With also the Roads being tarred and top dressed with Grit, rather than Tarmacadam, then a proportion of these Grit excess ends up down the Gully and road gutters.

So had you given thought to your own question, you might have been able to come to this conclusion yourself,
I was taught a long time ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders, which have passed the moments of time.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Now I suppose Bald Carl will have some enlightening post to make !!!!, you 2 are like a double act !!
Dinosaur Dave, I'm still laughing at your statement

"I was taught long ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders"

I'm sure Tessa Munt may disagree with that and when you had your outrageous outburst in the Cranleigh Gardens doctors surgery not so long ago I'm sure everyone was thinking "now there's a man who engages his brain before he speaks"

Keep 'em coming as it is entertaining
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: who are we going to blame for this then Blue Howl? The EA, Somerset CC, Sedgemoor DC, the previous Labour administration, The Scientologists or god? After all, there's always someone to blame in the world of the Howl[/p][/quote]Freddie Well it certainly is not your fault, as you do nothing, but criticise others, of course their is a reason to make for what has caused the localised flooding, I will elude to a few reasons as to possibly why based on facts, something that your ramblings seldom do.!! 1. Somerset County Council Highways, are responsible for all highways matters, as no longer carry out as regular a programme of 'Drain Sumping' as they used too. This leads to blockage of the water courses. 2. With also the Roads being tarred and top dressed with Grit, rather than Tarmacadam, then a proportion of these Grit excess ends up down the Gully and road gutters. So had you given thought to your own question, you might have been able to come to this conclusion yourself, I was taught a long time ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders, which have passed the moments of time. David L Preece Blue-Owl Now I suppose Bald Carl will have some enlightening post to make !!!!, you 2 are like a double act !![/p][/quote]Dinosaur Dave, I'm still laughing at your statement "I was taught long ago to engage Brain b4 using mouth, wise words from my elders" I'm sure Tessa Munt may disagree with that and when you had your outrageous outburst in the Cranleigh Gardens doctors surgery not so long ago I'm sure everyone was thinking "now there's a man who engages his brain before he speaks" Keep 'em coming as it is entertaining freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter
  • Score: 11

9:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

Freddie, instead of eluding to a situation , with which you do not and were not involved in, but heard only my comments to the Receptionist, this was not the first time that the Doctors Surgery, had failed in its duty. But of course, you know every thing !!! When the Heart Consultant in Musgrove specifically writes a letter I hour before, expressly asking me to get this Perscription filled by my Dr, with an accompany letter to Dr Gilmore -White, so that I can start taking the Heart Medication IMMEDIATLY, for a Receptionist to say that I can collect it after 24 Hrs the Next day, is not acceptable. Then it was not there after 5 PM the next day. The Pharmacy did not get it until 8.30 the following Morning. !!!!!!
I have since moved Dr Surgeries, and have no problems with the New Practice, Doctors and Receptionist have a Duty of Care. II have placed the matter is in the Hands of the Medical Ombusman now, so Despite your wanting to put this in the Public Domain, I shall not comment further.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Freddie, instead of eluding to a situation , with which you do not and were not involved in, but heard only my comments to the Receptionist, this was not the first time that the Doctors Surgery, had failed in its duty. But of course, you know every thing !!! When the Heart Consultant in Musgrove specifically writes a letter I hour before, expressly asking me to get this Perscription filled by my Dr, with an accompany letter to Dr Gilmore -White, so that I can start taking the Heart Medication IMMEDIATLY, for a Receptionist to say that I can collect it after 24 Hrs the Next day, is not acceptable. Then it was not there after 5 PM the next day. The Pharmacy did not get it until 8.30 the following Morning. !!!!!! I have since moved Dr Surgeries, and have no problems with the New Practice, Doctors and Receptionist have a Duty of Care. II have placed the matter is in the Hands of the Medical Ombusman now, so Despite your wanting to put this in the Public Domain, I shall not comment further. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -12

9:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

Freddie, instead of eluding to a situation , with which you do not and were not involved in, but heard only my comments to the Receptionist, this was not the first time that the Doctors Surgery, had failed in its duty. But of course, you know every thing !!! When the Heart Consultant in Musgrove specifically writes a letter I hour before, expressly asking me to get this Perscription filled by my Dr, with an accompany letter to Dr Gilmore -White, so that I can start taking the Heart Medication IMMEDIATLY, for a Receptionist to say that I can collect it after 24 Hrs the Next day, is not acceptable. Then it was not there after 5 PM the next day. The Pharmacy did not get it until 8.30 the following Morning. !!!!!!
I have since moved Dr Surgeries, and have no problems with the New Practice, Doctors and Receptionist have a Duty of Care. II have placed the matter is in the Hands of the Medical Ombusman now, so Despite your wanting to put this in the Public Domain, I shall not comment further.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Freddie, instead of eluding to a situation , with which you do not and were not involved in, but heard only my comments to the Receptionist, this was not the first time that the Doctors Surgery, had failed in its duty. But of course, you know every thing !!! When the Heart Consultant in Musgrove specifically writes a letter I hour before, expressly asking me to get this Perscription filled by my Dr, with an accompany letter to Dr Gilmore -White, so that I can start taking the Heart Medication IMMEDIATLY, for a Receptionist to say that I can collect it after 24 Hrs the Next day, is not acceptable. Then it was not there after 5 PM the next day. The Pharmacy did not get it until 8.30 the following Morning. !!!!!! I have since moved Dr Surgeries, and have no problems with the New Practice, Doctors and Receptionist have a Duty of Care. II have placed the matter is in the Hands of the Medical Ombusman now, so Despite your wanting to put this in the Public Domain, I shall not comment further. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -13

5:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

Have I missed something here or am I reading it wrong ? What has the statement about getting a prescription filled got to do with this story ?
Have I missed something here or am I reading it wrong ? What has the statement about getting a prescription filled got to do with this story ? MARTINI 129
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

MARTINI 129 wrote:
Have I missed something here or am I reading it wrong ? What has the statement about getting a prescription filled got to do with this story ?
Exactly, it's just my personal Stalker " Freddie " the undercover mercury reporter, who has no life, and thinks that he " Controls the World...
He has a mission to like his mate Bald Carl, personalise ant comments I post, instead of the Item that has commented on.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]MARTINI 129[/bold] wrote: Have I missed something here or am I reading it wrong ? What has the statement about getting a prescription filled got to do with this story ?[/p][/quote]Exactly, it's just my personal Stalker " Freddie " the undercover mercury reporter, who has no life, and thinks that he " Controls the World... He has a mission to like his mate Bald Carl, personalise ant comments I post, instead of the Item that has commented on. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -5

2:06pm Sat 26 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

OK !
OK ! MARTINI 129
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Sat 26 Jul 14

bridgyt@ says...

The honest and honourable folk of Bridgy Town need to take a united stand against the madness of this fool.

Please stop encouraging the sad little egomaniac with your thumbs down, can you not see that he loves the attention?

Ignore him. Have a giggle when you read the inane mispolled rubbish that emanates from his tiny little narrow mind, and move on to happier, enlightened contributors.

Leave the thumb button alone! It only feeds his ignorance. Perhaps when he realises that no one is interested in him, he will break down, slither off and expire.

It going to be difficult, but you know it makes sense...
The honest and honourable folk of Bridgy Town need to take a united stand against the madness of this fool. Please stop encouraging the sad little egomaniac with your thumbs down, can you not see that he loves the attention? Ignore him. Have a giggle when you read the inane mispolled rubbish that emanates from his tiny little narrow mind, and move on to happier, enlightened contributors. Leave the thumb button alone! It only feeds his ignorance. Perhaps when he realises that no one is interested in him, he will break down, slither off and expire. It going to be difficult, but you know it makes sense... bridgyt@
  • Score: 4

10:45pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

Freddie & his mate Bald Carl, my personal Stalkers, must sit @ there Computers awaiting my Posts, as they have nothing to add to any theme or post, but can only denigrate my comments, where I try to imput my knowledge of local Government, having been a former Councillor for 8 yrs.
Therefore, my insight, in these matters, although I have to admit, without apology are with political bias, one would expect after 8 yrs. My political affiliation, is as firm now as when I stood, and although not elected as a Member of SDC, I still attend many meetings as a Member of the Public, continuing my ability to voice support, or descent on matters being discussed.
There are not enough Members of the Public, who take an interest in the Town and District Affairs, after all it is our Money, and resources that are being administrated.
I was heavily involved, with EDF Hinkley C, and The National Grid a Power lines, the Highways Infrastructure with SCC Highways, and despite not being re-elected @ the last Election 3yrs ago, I have continued my Stringent Monitoring of the procedures being implemented on our behalf, with little challenges.
Only this week there was a Joint Scrutiny Meeting to look at the individual
Parts they SDC, Environment Agency, SCC Gold and Silver Command played in the recent Floods.
After some 6 hrs, the E Agency, who were the Lead Authority, bulled their way through their Q & A Session with Statistics, answered, little, gave no indication of the Budget for 2014-15. Said that apart from the 8 Kilometers of Banks they were part dredging now !! They have identified a further 10 locations, but these were not costed, and more important, were not planned this side of the Autumn / Winter 2014 to be implemented.
Could they guarentee that Further Flooding would not happen for the 3rd year No !!! Forget the 1/100 year flood ??? We have had 2/100 2012- 2013
The most important Question I asked , which was not answered, Was, will the Environment Agency, be working in equal partnership with the likes of the Internal Drainage Boards , with all their years of experience ???
No ! They want the IDB to be a Seperate entity, so they the EA can carry on with their own agenda, as it has been their mismanagement of the Budgets, over the last 20 yrs that has seen Somerset Residents flooded out of their homes and 34 Sq Miles of Somerset a Farm land under 3-6 ft of flood water for upwards. Of 4 months.......l,Not Acceptable, they must be accountable to us the residents, not governed by Brussels, and creating bird Sancturies & wetland reserves. £33 Million pounds wasted !!
The River Parrett & Tone must be dredged properly, along its entire length, not just the 8 Kilometers, so the E A can say this Winter, That dredging didn't work, pumps located in time to remove excess rainfall IMMEDIATLY, as Tony Bradford, Chair of the IDB states,

I have no confidence, in the Hierachy @ the E Agency, they are working to their own Agenda, which is not safe guarding our area's.
Just how many millions are being wasted, all we hear are the Cuts from What Budget Allocations ££££££
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Freddie & his mate Bald Carl, my personal Stalkers, must sit @ there Computers awaiting my Posts, as they have nothing to add to any theme or post, but can only denigrate my comments, where I try to imput my knowledge of local Government, having been a former Councillor for 8 yrs. Therefore, my insight, in these matters, although I have to admit, without apology are with political bias, one would expect after 8 yrs. My political affiliation, is as firm now as when I stood, and although not elected as a Member of SDC, I still attend many meetings as a Member of the Public, continuing my ability to voice support, or descent on matters being discussed. There are not enough Members of the Public, who take an interest in the Town and District Affairs, after all it is our Money, and resources that are being administrated. I was heavily involved, with EDF Hinkley C, and The National Grid a Power lines, the Highways Infrastructure with SCC Highways, and despite not being re-elected @ the last Election 3yrs ago, I have continued my Stringent Monitoring of the procedures being implemented on our behalf, with little challenges. Only this week there was a Joint Scrutiny Meeting to look at the individual Parts they SDC, Environment Agency, SCC Gold and Silver Command played in the recent Floods. After some 6 hrs, the E Agency, who were the Lead Authority, bulled their way through their Q & A Session with Statistics, answered, little, gave no indication of the Budget for 2014-15. Said that apart from the 8 Kilometers of Banks they were part dredging now !! They have identified a further 10 locations, but these were not costed, and more important, were not planned this side of the Autumn / Winter 2014 to be implemented. Could they guarentee that Further Flooding would not happen for the 3rd year No !!! Forget the 1/100 year flood ??? We have had 2/100 2012- 2013 The most important Question I asked , which was not answered, Was, will the Environment Agency, be working in equal partnership with the likes of the Internal Drainage Boards , with all their years of experience ??? No ! They want the IDB to be a Seperate entity, so they the EA can carry on with their own agenda, as it has been their mismanagement of the Budgets, over the last 20 yrs that has seen Somerset Residents flooded out of their homes and 34 Sq Miles of Somerset a Farm land under 3-6 ft of flood water for upwards. Of 4 months.......l,Not Acceptable, they must be accountable to us the residents, not governed by Brussels, and creating bird Sancturies & wetland reserves. £33 Million pounds wasted !! The River Parrett & Tone must be dredged properly, along its entire length, not just the 8 Kilometers, so the E A can say this Winter, That dredging didn't work, pumps located in time to remove excess rainfall IMMEDIATLY, as Tony Bradford, Chair of the IDB states, I have no confidence, in the Hierachy @ the E Agency, they are working to their own Agenda, which is not safe guarding our area's. Just how many millions are being wasted, all we hear are the Cuts from What Budget Allocations ££££££ David L Preece Blue -Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -4

4:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Itsmeagen says...

I do not think Somerset County Council have maintained the drains properly for years which does not help. Blue Owl you seem to have a lot of experience and knowledge as an ex councillor and are a staunch supporter of the party. I am sure your colleagues will want you to stand again have you put yourself up as a candidate for the next election?
I do not think Somerset County Council have maintained the drains properly for years which does not help. Blue Owl you seem to have a lot of experience and knowledge as an ex councillor and are a staunch supporter of the party. I am sure your colleagues will want you to stand again have you put yourself up as a candidate for the next election? Itsmeagen
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

Itsmeagen wrote:
I do not think Somerset County Council have maintained the drains properly for years which does not help. Blue Owl you seem to have a lot of experience and knowledge as an ex councillor and are a staunch supporter of the party. I am sure your colleagues will want you to stand again have you put yourself up as a candidate for the next election?
I believe that I have still some input to give to the position of an Elected Councillor in Sedgemoor, there are many issues that still need addressing, since my former terms of office.
Unlike those who deride my efforts, and add nothing to the debate, or ever go to a Council meeting and speak. No, on the contrary, they hide behind their Post Names. Under the unanimity they love.
So in answer to your Question, Yes I have asked to be considered for a Ward at the next District Council Elections.
It is up to the Party, and more importantly the Electorate, within the Ward.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Itsmeagen[/bold] wrote: I do not think Somerset County Council have maintained the drains properly for years which does not help. Blue Owl you seem to have a lot of experience and knowledge as an ex councillor and are a staunch supporter of the party. I am sure your colleagues will want you to stand again have you put yourself up as a candidate for the next election?[/p][/quote]I believe that I have still some input to give to the position of an Elected Councillor in Sedgemoor, there are many issues that still need addressing, since my former terms of office. Unlike those who deride my efforts, and add nothing to the debate, or ever go to a Council meeting and speak. No, on the contrary, they hide behind their Post Names. Under the unanimity they love. So in answer to your Question, Yes I have asked to be considered for a Ward at the next District Council Elections. It is up to the Party, and more importantly the Electorate, within the Ward. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: 0

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