Meeting to combat flooding chaos in Bearsden

Duncan Cumming
Duncan Cumming

An independent Bearsden councillor is to hold a meeting this week about the problem of flooding in the Golf View areaof the town.

The event at East Dunbartonshire Council’s headquarters in Southbank Business Park, Kirkintilloch this Friday (July 25) at 11am has been organised by Councillor Duncan Cumming (Bearsden North) after a number of residents raised concerns with him recently.

Heavy rain in October last year caused chaos in the district, flooding homes and cars, and leaving residents with a costly mop-up bill.

Gordon Lyon of Golf View in Bearsden was horrified to find his car submerged in about two feet of water.

His wife’s car nearby was also deluged by the flood which had come from marshland opposite their home.

Gordon said: “I will certainly go along to this meeting - it should be interesting to see what happens.”

Councillor Cumming said: “Residents have raised very legitimate concerns with me.

“The aim of this meeting is to see if any mitigating measures can be taken to take this situation forward.

“I think it’s important to communicate with your constituents and support them.

“I can’t think of anything worse than living with the threat of a potential flood.”