After two almost useless reports from the Government and Greater Manchester this week into the Boxing Day Flood*, a third one from Salford Council has been issued to certain people, although the Lower Broughton community itself has yet to set eyes on it.
Next Thursday 22nd September, from 6:30pm, the community will have a chance to discuss the contents of the Greater Manchester Flood Investigation Report and the Salford Council report, which hopefully will have been released properly by then.
The scheduled East Salford Community Committee meeting on that date has moved its venue to River View Primary School and its agenda to centre on the issue. David Hunter and Matt Ryan from Urban Vision will be attending, as will someone from Environment Agency together with local councillors.
At the last stormy East Salford Community Committee meeting at River View back in January attended by around 150 people, the then Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, was given a hard time by the flood hit community as he promised to "find out exactly what happened on the day", to review "all the failures" and to "learn from mistakes"... (see previous Salford Star article – click here)
...Of course Ian Stewart is now well gone. And the community will be hoping that Salford City Council keeps good on its promise. Although being able to actually read the report before the meeting might be a good start!
East Salford Community Committee Meeting
River View School M7 1QZ
Thursday 22nd September 6:30pm – all welcome
UPDATE 16th September 2016 - Salford City Council Flood Report has now been published - see Salford Star article click here
*To see the Salford Star article on the Greater Manchester report with a link to view it – click here
*To see the Salford Star article on the Government Flood Review – click here