Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

12 FEB 2014

Helping out in Littleton

Residents in parts of Littleton have been hit very hard by recent flooding as groundwater levels and overflowing storm drains spilled over.

North and South Drive were badly affected as was the main road through the village at its lowest point adjacent to the village pond.  Pitter Close (off Fyfield Way) was where much of the flood water ended up and it caused mayhem for local residents.

MP Steve Brine visited the area on Wednesday afternoon (12 February 2014) with local councillor James Byrnes.  He met residents and leant a hand at one point - in South Drive - moving much needed sandbags which were delivered by a team from Winchester City Council.

Steve said; "Water is pretty ruthless to be honest; it will find the quickest, easiest route to the bottom and is indiscriminate about how it gets there.  As with so many places I have visited throughout this crisis however, the community response has been hugely impressive and effective.

"I know local councillors, parish and city, have been working together and it was good to be able to lend a hand myself.  Residents were also keen to talk about lessons learned, even this point, and I have offered to convene a special round-table once we have dried out to see what lessons can be learned and how I can help implement them."

While in the village, Steve was liaising with Hampshire Chief Fire Office John Bonney who responded within the hour by sending a crew and engine to assist with pumping water away from peoples' homes onto adjacent MOD land nearby.

Pictured; Steve and Cllr James Byrnes, joined by Mike O'Neill from the Environment Agency, help with some sand-bags in South Drive.

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