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February
2014

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(Pictures: Steve Brine)

Something that we have noticed here at Winchester Today is the enormous amount of time that local MP Steve Brine is spending in the constituency to ensure that practical issues are being sorted over the flooding. We applaud him for that.

More time has been spent this week in Kings Worthy as local residents managed a large delivery of sandbags to the village.

The army dropped off a quantity of 1000 sandbags on Lovedon Lane, just outside the King Charles pub which remains fully open for business.

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Winchester Floods – Battle Goes On In Kings Worthy

Steve met with the landlady, Sharon, and Cllr Sarah White from the parish council, as they set about organising a sensible distribution across the village.

“In anyone’s book, this is a huge task, but it is mission accomplished as we have been able to utilise the Royal Signals who came all the way up from Bulford to spread this welcome new supply of sandbags across the village.”

Steve and the team were also helped out by Paul Hurst, a thatcher from Gosport who is working in the village and mucked in to help with some heavy lifting and use of his van.

A senior Group Manager from Hampshire Fire & Rescue also joined Steve and the team on site to assess the situation.

“I wanted just be 100% sure there was no pumping or even water extraction job their guys could do for us but sadly that is not possible given the geography of area and the sheer volume of water.”

Hampshire Fire & Rescue are sending a community liaison team member to the area to reassure residents and answer any questions they have about hygiene and other practical matters. This will be coordinated through the Parish Council.

(Images: Signals unloading and discussions with Group Manager Mick Thompson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue, and Cllr Sarah White of Kings Worthy Parish Council)