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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Peacock pleased that action has been taken to address Finvoy Road flooding in Rasharkin village

Sinn Féin Councillor Leanne Peacock has welcomed action from Roads Service and the Rivers Agency to address serious flooding that occurred in the Finvoy Road area of Rasharkin village during the recent period of wet weather.

Cllr Peacock said: “Residents and road users in the Finvoy road area of Rasharkin village experienced unprecedented flooding during recent adverse weather. This flooding was caused by a blockage in a Roads Service drainage grille and maintenance requirements in a small stream nearby.

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“I am pleased that Roads Service have addressed the blockage of the grille at this location and committed to regular inspections to ensure no future blockages. In addition, Rivers Agency has contacted the landowner responsible for the stream to ensure that maintenance of the watercourse is carried out.

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“I am hopeful that these interventions will ensure an end to the matter and no future flooding incidents and will be monitoring the situation to ensure that this remains the case.”

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