Over the past few days, I have been out meeting residents and community groups to see and discuss concerns regarding localised flooding following Storm Ciarán and to put these to the County Council, Environment Agency and Southern Water.
In some areas, roads resemble rivers and pavements like ponds. It is dangerous for pedestrians, it is dangerous for drivers, and it is causing havoc for residents and communities.
Residents and school pupils are unable to safely cross and drivers are endangered by hidden potholes.
I have been in touch with senior representatives of West Sussex County Council and Southern Water to determine what actions are being taken to address concerns and to press for quicker response times and increased preventative work to stop this from happening again.
The Highways Team are aware of the ongoing issue. My team and I have made clear the urgency of addressing this - the weather may have been drier this weekend but is expected to change later this week and flooding, if not already dissipated, will be severely worsened.
The first point of contact for concerns should be your local Councillor and, in life-threatening situations, the emergency services. But should you need, my contact details are available online: https://www.sirpeterbottomley.com/contact