We have received the following update from Falkirk Council on 3 areas which are prone to flooding across our Community Council area and for which we have been liaising with Falkirk Council. They 3 areas are Tryst Road, Broomage Avenue (Spar shop) and cycle lanes on Bellsdyke Road.
TRYST ROAD – A scheme has been designed to improve the surface water drainage system in Tryst Road. The work requires access to Tryst Golf Club land to reach underground drainage pipes and manholes and Falkirk Council is currently negotiating with the Golf Club for access. As soon as this is received the scheme will progress. Funding is available this financial year so the work should be complete prior to the end of March 2015.
BROOMAGE AVENUE (NEAR SPAR SHOP) With regard to recurrent flooding of Broomage Avenue adjacent to the Spar shop, again Falkirk Council has been progressing the matter. The problem here appears to be a capacity problem with the Chapel Burn culvert which the road gully outfalls are connected to. The pipe work associated with the gullies is clear. This is a matter that roads maintenance is in the process of forwarding to the Council’s Engineering Design Unit. They have discussed the matter with them and been advised that the culvert has been camera surveyed recently and not been found to have any obvious obstructions that could restrict its capacity. However they understand that standing water adjacent to the shop is a hazard and the matter will be looked at for a solution again.
BELLSDYKE ROAD (incl CYCLE LANES) – 3 main areas of flooding have been identified and these are shown on the below plans. Falkirk Council intends to deploy a high pressure jetting unit to these locations to clear gully tails and prove clear connections to the carrier pipe system. This will be done as soon as they can arrange it. If this isn’t successful in clearing piped systems, Falkirk Council will undertake camera surveys and get to the root of any problems.