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Rainfall causes havoc in Kings Park

Posted in Margot Clark

In her latest blog, Linn ward councillor Margot Clark discusses the damage caused by rainfall and flooding from Kings Park, an action plan for Netherholm and the newly formed Croftfoot Community Council.

These last two weeks have been very busy and there is a sense that everyone is back at work after the festive period.

The ongoing problem of the flooding coming from Kings Park continues to cause considerable stress to the families living alongside the park.

In the last decade the rainfall in Scotland has increased by 60% so this increases the necessity to maintain drains on a regular basis.

Constituents living in these properties are demanding to meet with officials to find out how they plan to resolve this issue. There are many distressing stories like the lady who had to buy a pair of wellingtons to steer her husband’s wheelchair through the flooded driveway to get to their car.

Another gentleman who is on oxygen had water ingress in his basement and lost electricity. These are a few examples of the condition of homes and people affected by the water from the park.

However on the positive side the newly established Netherholm Working Group met this week and what a committed and enthusiastic group of people they are.

Until now there was no place to get together but now Thenew Housing Association has generously gifted their comfortable flat for our meetings which has given a tremendous boost to our plans.

Other good news is the establishment of Croftfoot Community Council who are committed to the community.

One project being considered is to transform the field in Croftburn road into allotments. This area has been used so far for anti-social activities so that allowing it to be developed and looked after by gardeners will be welcomed by those people who live adjacent to it.

The Community Council meets on the second Monday of the month and residents are encouraged to come along and support their work. One of their first projects will be a programme of tea dances so Strictly Come Dancing may have some new entrants next year! Contact me for details.