Colquhoun Park residents to have their say on plans to solve flooding

Colquhoun Park, Bearsden. Council are looking for residents imput on flood prevention scheme'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/7/13
Colquhoun Park, Bearsden. Council are looking for residents imput on flood prevention scheme'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/7/13

A consultation exercise has been launched in a bid to solve a long-running flooding problem at Colquhoun Park, in Bearsden.

East Dunbartonshire Council wants to hear the views of residents in nearby Conan Avenue and the surrounding streets about plans for a ‘Flood Alleviation Scheme’.

The consultation exercise kicked off at the start of the summer and will finish on September 6.

The proposals will be on display in Westerton Main Hall, on Wednesday, August 21, between 3pm-8pm.

The scheme includes plans to use the existing Colquhoun Park area to hold more flood water by creating a wetland area as well as improving the existing boating pond and creating low level bunding.

Landscaping to provide protection and overland flow route paths to areas where flood waters can be held away from roads and properties are also envisaged. Plans to relocate the playpark to higher ground, with new equipment, have also been drawn up.

The council’s deputy leader, Councillor Ashay Ghai, said: “People in Conan Avenue have suffered from the effects of flooding for many years, with the most recent incident in July 2010.

“The damage caused by flood water to properties, possessions and gardens can be devastating and we have consulted local people on an appropriate scheme to deal with the problems.”

For further information or if you have any queries about the scheme, contact the council’s’ Neighbourhood Services on 0141 578 8612.