Church Street flooding

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Ducks seek shelter from the strong winds in the calm waters of Eyemouth Harbour.'Picture by Michael Reilly.''File Size : 1.7MB (1775684 Bytes)''Date Taken : 2009/01/31 15:30:15''Image Size : 2464 x 1632 pixels''Resolution : 300 x 300 dpi''Bit Depth : 8 bits/channel''Protection Attribute : Off''Hide Attribute : Off''Camera ID : N/A''Camera : NIKON D2Hs''Quality Mode : N/A''Metering Mode : Matrix''Exposure Mode : Programmed Auto''Speed Light : No''Focal Length : 24 mm''Shutter Speed : 1/250 second''Aperture : F7.6''Exposure Compensation : 0 EV''White Balance : N/A''Lens : N/A''Flash Sync Mode : N/A''Exposure Difference : N/A''Flexible Program : N/A''Sensitivity : N/A''Sharpening : N/A''Image Type : Color''Color Mode : N/A''Hue Adjustment : N/A''Saturation Control : N/A''Tone Compensation : N/A''Latitude(GPS) : N/A''Longitude(GPS) : N/A''Altitude(GPS) : N/A

At a recent meeting of Eyemouth Town Community Council it was reported that there had been extensive flooding on Church Street following a period of heavy rain and residents were very distressed as sewage water had entered a number of properties.

Some parts of High Street and Harbour Road had also been flooded.

A member of the public present at the community council meeting asked if utility companies require permission from Scottish Borders Council before digging up roads and pavements, as this might be a way of SBC knowing that they need to check for faulty workmanship following completion of work done by outside agencies.

A view was also expressed that the road drain on the A1107 at the High School roundabout is insufficient and blocks causing flooding across the road whenever heavy rain falls.

Councillor Joan Campbell said various residents had got in touch with her about flooding on a number of roads and she reported that despite her request to have Burnmouth Road litter picked, rubbish was already starting to re-appear on the coastal route.

Another member of the public expressed serious concerns that many cars are exceeding the 30 mph limit on Tollbooth Road and this concern was passed on to P.C Kirsty Nash.

In a written report, PC Nash said 22 recordable offences had arisen, such as the theft of creels from the town’s boat floral display and youths damaging the memorial park by playing football, some have been identified and CCTV footage of the area is being monitored.