Temporary action could be urgent

PUBLISHED: 13:45 28 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010

Councillor John Crockford-Hawley has been reported as saying that due to budget cuts, flood defence plans for Weston are in jeopardy and it may be two or more years before there is any action to counter the threat. Having once been a research scientist in

Councillor John Crockford-Hawley has been reported as saying that due to budget cuts, flood defence plans for Weston are in jeopardy and it may be two or more years before there is any action to counter the threat.Having once been a research scientist in statistics it should be the case that an extensive database exists showing the variation in tidal ranges by reference to a number of relevant variables, and this should quickly establish what the probability is that there is a significant danger of these fears being realised.Should that probability be less than one in 50 I dare say we can risk a delay for a year or two but if not then some temporary action is, I would say, essential and urgent. It is the job of our councillors to think of these things in advance and the public has a right to know whether they are on top of the job or not.PHILIP BINDING - Sidcot

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