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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-28-10

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Flooding on Formby's Roads Hazards!

FORMBY is experiencing drainage issues on its roads. Areas that have never had problems with standing water after heavy rain are increasingly being affected with flooding. On 21 October 2017, Queen's Road, outside Crispy Cod Takeaway, was flooded, along with other roads, including the . No matter the issue behind the flooding, we had reports that drivers where driving splashing pedestrians and also creating a wave that washed water in to adjacent gardens. One local who wished to stay anonymous said:- "They come zooming down and see what looks like a small puddle and do not realise just how big it is or do not care. If your walking past at the time, that's not good news. How many of them know that drivers who splash pedestrians with their car can receive up to 9 penalty points and up to ₤5000 in fines? Also you have to ask, why are we suddenly getting these areas flooding, then you ask yourself, have you seen the drains cleaned? With lots of leaves still to fall, its shocking that the drains have not been kept cleaned. This water a safety issue and also it damages the land around it. I would love to know what your readers think about this issue and how it can be addressed..." Please email us your thoughts on this matter, to:-


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