Last year we managed to negotiate with Chorley Council to mow the roadside swales in Buckshaw Village more frequently.
Swales are an integral part of the system that diverts water away from the roads and helps prevent flooding. To work properly they must be maintained regularly (monthly), cutting the grass to an appropriate level, clearing litter from the swales and inspecting the inlets / outlets and control structures. Other work needs to take place on an occasional basis, management of silt build up, vegetation control and inlet / outlet repair. All of these measures will reduce the risk of flooding. These are not normal roadside verges and need regular attention.
Christine, Aidy and John will continue to press the Council to undertake the work to maintain the swales.