The Environment Agency has unveiled plans for extensive works adjacent to the club, designed to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. In a nutshell, this involves raising the level of Kiln Lane by over a metre between the phone box and the club gate, and continuing with a wall between Shore Road and the marsh, southwards in the direction of Shard Bridge.
Possible negative effects are:-
- Possible effect on parking on Kiln Lane
- Reduced access to club land on the south side of the creek
- Disruption during construction
- Wasted effort when the proposed Wyre Barrage claims to mitigate upstream flood risk
- Unknown whether this affects the flow of water in the creek
- Club is on the ‘wet’ side of the wall, therefore no change to risk of flooding at the club
Apparently the plans have generated some opposition among local residents, and a meeting has been called, at Hambleton Village Hall on Thursday 29th November at 7pm.
A flurry of texts were sent out mid week. The usual sailors were up for an over night cruise to Piel. The weather was generally dull and uninspiring, where the wind didn’t blow hard enough to sail until the final hours on Sunday afternoon. A guest sailor from Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club crewed on Jamila. A good weekend was had all by all.