North Gyle Flood Meeting

7 Aug 2023

Local Lib Dem councillor Ed Thornley recently attended a meeting organised by the North Gyle Flood Group to begin working with lots of stakeholders to fix the flooding issues in North Gyle.

Edinburgh Council, Scottish Water, SEPA and the Scottish Flood Forum were all present, and the North Gyle Flood Group gave a presentation on how the flooding issues have affected them over the past few years. 

There was a wider discussion about proposed and ongoing efforts to address the issue, including a Mini Flood Study funded by the Council, and the potential development of a Community Flood Plan. 

Ed said, "It's clear that the issues in North Gyle are serious and need to be treated as such. That's why it was so important to get all the agencies together, so they could hear first hand from local residents. 

"While I'm glad that my Lib Dem colleagues and I were able to secure the funding for this Mini Flood Study, it is only the tip of the iceberg. It will provide potential solutions - but the money for those will have to be found from somewhere.

"It's really encouraging to see that the community coming together by forming the Flood Group is really driving the issue and helping it get the attention it needs. I know that it's taking a lot of work from some very committed individuals, and everyone's work is starting to pay off."

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