Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Flooding on Silkin Way and near Dunmaster Way underpass

The heavy rain (and snow!) yesterday has caused flooding along the Silkin Way and by the underpass near Dunmaster Way and St James Crescent.

A council worker was seen in knee deep water trying to unblock the drains on the Silkin Way to no avail yesterday morning.

There is a stream running alongside the Silkin Way from the town park to Madeley. It is mostly culverted but it is open around this bridge and should have taken the surface water away if it wasn't so silted up and overgrown. The stream needs dredging and the overgrowth cut back to restore the natural soakaway as well as getting to the bottom of why the new drainage system the council put in wasn't up to the job.

As well as the Silkin Way there was a small but inconvenient flood on the footpath between Dunmaster Way and the underpass blocking the footpath and causing pedestrians to walk in the road to get round it.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Police investigating report of attempted assault on child in Brookside

A report was made to the police on Wednesday of a man attempting to pull a young girl into bushes in Brookside.

I confirmed with the local policing team yesterday that they have received a report and that they are investigating. They will be making an appeal for information in the press.

I don't have any further details as it is an ongoing investigation but please be extra careful until the police have done what they need to do.