Rosie Cooper MP has again had to call on Lancashire County Council to take immediate action to resolve the repeated flooding of Town Green Primary School. This comes after the school had to again take precautionary measures when recent heavy rain led to water breaching three classrooms.
The school has long struggled with significant flooding issues that have consistently forced the closure of the school, sometimes for days at a time. West Lancashire MP Rosie has been in regular contact with the school and Lancashire County Council.
Earlier this year, At Prime Minister’s Questions, Rosie urged Boris Johnson to intervene to prevent the pupils of Town Green Primary from losing any more of their education due to flooding.
Rosie Cooper MP commented:
“It is simply unacceptable that the pupils and teachers at Town Green Primary School still must live with the constant threat of heavy rain disrupting their lessons.
“The Council had previously set out possible ways to resolve this issue but appear to have only taken the most basic steps so far.
“The problem is caused by a culvert that runs underneath the school field, in times of heavy rain the culvert breaches and water floods onto the field and flows into the school! Rather than fully investigating the culvert to repair or replace it, the Council instead have simply asked the neighbouring properties to check their section of the culvert is clear and is not impeding the flow of water.
“This is clearly not a solution but allows the council to sit back and hope the issue goes away without spending a penny of their budget.
“This is not a matter for half measures! Where children’s education is at risk, I expect the council to do more than what appears to be the bare minimum!”