Flood presentation on the agenda at area committee

Hawick Councillor Jock Houston
Hawick Councillor Jock Houston

A LARGE turnout of townsfolk is urged to attend a meeting of Teviot and Liddesdale Area Committee on Tuesday night to hear a special report on the town’s flood protection scheme.

A detailed powerpoint presentation will outline the progress of Scottish Borders Council’s plans for reducing the flood risk along the Teviot throughout the town, as part of their overall strategy for protection schemes across the Borders.

And with private consultants the Halcrow Group having spent eight months to produce an up-to-date computerised model of flood flows in the River Teviot, which council officials then used to investigate what measures can be taken in both the long-term and the short-term – members of the public are urged to go along and hear the results.

Local councillor and area committee chairman Jock Houston (pictured) told the Hawick News: “Council officers have done a huge amount of work looking at the potential flooding problems in Hawick, and this will be a very important and very detailed explanation of the problems and possible solutions.”

And stressing the importance of the presentation, he added: “I do hope as many people as possible will turn out to listen and to ask questions.”

Although the flood presentation is the main item on the agenda, the meeting will also include a police spotlight, report on small schemes, open questions forum, and community council segment.

The monthly of Teviot and Liddesdale Area Committee will take place on Tuesday night at 6.30pm, in the Lesser Town Hall. All are welcome.

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