This new page is for controversy. Not everything in our garden is lovely so anyone who wants to say something can do it here. Just send some text and maybe pictures via the Contact Page and we will do the rest (legal needs accepted of course!). No personal attacks and the editor reserves the right to edit, amend or even refuse... Let's start here:
Do we really have to put up with this...?
ONCE again Lyng has been flooded. So what you say. So has most of Norfolk. But our flood. like most of them, is not just the result of inclement weather - ours stems from an easily corrected failure that has exercised the Parish Council for, well maybe years.
Cadders Hill, bottom of and THAT blocked drain.
The accompanying picture tell the story. It rains and the water descends from the hills around Cadders which form a natural watershed. The result is a stream, forms and flow across Manor Farm and out into Cadders Hill (Cherry Tree Lane say the emergency services btw!).
From there it stream down hill towards the village and then everything goes wrong.
It cascades across Cadders, fills Back Lane, floods across Rectory Road and finally gets to the river. Meantime, if it rains enough it floods across the junction with Back Lane and continues its un-merry way towards the village green. Here it careers across the road and into two minute drains (one recently added TX NCC) which are immediately overcome. The road floods and cars cause mini-Tsunamis into houses. But if it really rains then the ditch from The Street towards the Fox fills, and overflows threatening gardens, garages and houses and the pub.
Enough said - for just where all this starts - the village side of the Flood Ark premises (which are also at risk if it REALLY rains and NOT responsible we believe for the drain) the solution is visible. These picture here show the spot - a totally blocked drain which should be served by a gulley from the farm side of the road, feeding flood water across the road and avoiding the village.
ANY CHANCE OF ACTION CHAPS?