Work to begin to solve annual Rostrevor flooding issue

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Sinn Féin representatives Mark Gibbons and Caitríona Ruane MLA have welcomed news that work is beginning shortly to solve the issue of flooding in the Rostrevor area.

Sinn Féin representatives Mark Gibbons and Caitríona Ruane MLA pictured at the St.Judes estate in Rostrevor

Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said the work will be a relief for residents in the St Judes and St Colemans areas. “I and party colleague Councillor Mick Murphy have been making representations to NI Water for some time now over the problem of persistent flooding in the Rostrevor area and I am pleased that work will now begin to rectify the issue. “The residents in these areas have been living with the threat from flooding every time there has been bad weather and this work will at least give them peace of mind that the issue has been resolved, especially as we enter the winter period.” Rostrevor Sinn Féin representative Mark Gibbons said he hoped the work would be a final solution to the flooding problems plaguing residents in the St Colemans and St Judes area of the village. “It is my understanding the work will begin at the end of the month and this will come as welcome news to the people of Rostrevor. The storm separation scheme being put in place will finally put an end to persistent flooding that has been a constant worry to the residents in these areas. “There will be slight road disruption while this much needed work is taking place and I would encourage the public to be patient while the scheme is being carried out. “I want to thank NI Water for their ongoing work in trying to solve this issue and I to commend the residents in the St Judes and St Colemans areas who have shown patience and understanding while a solution to the flooding problem was found.”
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