West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is pushing for action to tackle the problem of persistent flooding which has been impacting households in Linnvale
The local SNP MP met with frustrated residents earlier this year at his advice surgery to hear their concerns about access issues and damage to property during periods of heavy rain.
Senior officials at Scottish Water were asked by the area’s MP to carry out investigations and put in place a plan to reduce the risk of flooding for residents in and around Livingstone Street.
The public water company has faced criticised for stating Linnvale is not a priority area for investment, after assessments by engineers revealed the local sewer system has insufficient capacity.
MP Docherty-Hughes is now stepping up efforts to press the water authority to act. He is consulting with local residents to demonstrate the extent of the adverse impact flooding has had in Linnvale over the years.
A letter and survey has been issued to more than 150 households in Linnvale, with residents asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences of flooding difficulties.
Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:
“Residents in Linnvale have been adversely affected by flooding problems for too long now.
“During heavy rainfall, flood water is impacting dozens of properties and causing access difficulties for Linnvale households. Given repeated localised flooding in close proximity to the school, and disruption to vulnerable residents, I am pressing Scottish Water to prioritise the investment needed.
“I’m grateful to the residents who have already been in touch. I hope to demonstrate the extent of these flooding problems, and would encourage everyone who has received a survey from my office to complete it as soon as possible.
“Localised flooding is a long-standing issue in Linnvale. The more people who speak up, the better the chance of getting this resolved.”
Any Linnvale residents who would like a copy of Martin’s survey are asked to contact his constituency office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 952 2988.