Flooding closes Marlow's Higginson Park

Bucks Free Press: Flooding closes Marlow park Flooding closes Marlow park

WIDESPREAD flooding in Marlow has claimed its latest victim, with the authorities taking the decision to close Higginson Park.

Marlow’s riverside park has been badly affected by the rising water levels on the Thames, with Wycombe District Council saying this morning it had become unsafe.

It is the first time in at least 20 years that the park has been closed due to flooding.

Council spokesman Catherine Spalton said: "In light of the current flood levels at Higginson Park, Wycombe District Council has taken the decision to close the park.

“The gates have been locked and hazard tape added to other entrances. The water levels will be monitored and the park will be re-opened when it becomes safe again. The police are supportive of this decision.”

Yesterday, canoeists took advantage of the new lake created when the Thames burst its banks as the park became inaccessible to those without a boat.

Nearby Pound Lane was also closed yesterday, with residents evacuated from their homes and firefighters spending the day pumping water away from buildings.

The council has not yet confirmed if there is any damage to property in the park.

There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

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12:49pm Mon 10 Feb 14

s6blr says...

That should send the Marlow Mummy's 4x4 brigade into a psychotic rage. First they cannot drive over Marlow bridge in their Lardy Rover, now the park is closed due to flooding.

Gosh, what will they do? Pay attention to their children and stay off the White Wine? Perish the thought!
That should send the Marlow Mummy's 4x4 brigade into a psychotic rage. First they cannot drive over Marlow bridge in their Lardy Rover, now the park is closed due to flooding. Gosh, what will they do? Pay attention to their children and stay off the White Wine? Perish the thought! s6blr
  • Score: 10

1:49pm Mon 10 Feb 14

4-minute warning says...

There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)
There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End. and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-) 4-minute warning
  • Score: 6

11:13pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Moonpanda says...

A bit of an old picture used here. The park pathway is entirely flooded over now.
A bit of an old picture used here. The park pathway is entirely flooded over now. Moonpanda
  • Score: 5

5:32am Tue 11 Feb 14

shaky2 says...

4-minute warning wrote:
There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)
Always go fishing if the food runs out
[quote][p][bold]4-minute warning[/bold] wrote: There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End. and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)[/p][/quote]Always go fishing if the food runs out shaky2
  • Score: 1

10:20am Tue 11 Feb 14

townraider says...

shaky2 wrote:
4-minute warning wrote:
There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)
Always go fishing if the food runs out
What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!!
[quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]4-minute warning[/bold] wrote: There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End. and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)[/p][/quote]Always go fishing if the food runs out[/p][/quote]What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!! townraider
  • Score: -5

1:19am Wed 12 Feb 14

Fat B'stard says...

Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop.

S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April.

Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site.
Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop. S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April. Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site. Fat B'stard
  • Score: 6

7:29pm Wed 12 Feb 14

jwedwards says...

townraider wrote:
shaky2 wrote:
4-minute warning wrote:
There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)
Always go fishing if the food runs out
What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!!
Lidl? What the heck is that?
[quote][p][bold]townraider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]4-minute warning[/bold] wrote: There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End. and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)[/p][/quote]Always go fishing if the food runs out[/p][/quote]What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!![/p][/quote]Lidl? What the heck is that? jwedwards
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Thu 13 Feb 14

s6blr says...

Fat B'stard wrote:
Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop.

S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April.

Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site.
Clearly you've pickled yourself with a Thick B'Stard wine again. Get real, Henley women drink Red, in Marlow it's White only...
[quote][p][bold]Fat B'stard[/bold] wrote: Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop. S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April. Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site.[/p][/quote]Clearly you've pickled yourself with a Thick B'Stard wine again. Get real, Henley women drink Red, in Marlow it's White only... s6blr
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Thu 13 Feb 14

s6blr says...

Fat B'stard wrote:
Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop.

S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April.

Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site.
Clearly you've pickled yourself with a Thick B'Stard wine again. Get real, Henley women drink Red, in Marlow it's White only...
[quote][p][bold]Fat B'stard[/bold] wrote: Townraider - Ocado deliver as do Waitrose. It is only a bit of water, hell has not frozen over so no need for a Tesco shop. S6bir - taking the children to the park in the week is the Au Pairs job. Fortunately Marlow Bridge is still open, a bridge is designed to allow traffic over the water whilst allowing river traffic under said bridge. As for the wine comment, Autumn and Winter are red wine seasons. White wine will not appear until at least April. Your open animosity and jealousy of those fortunate enough to lead a comfortable life suggests to me that your time would be better spent on a self help site.[/p][/quote]Clearly you've pickled yourself with a Thick B'Stard wine again. Get real, Henley women drink Red, in Marlow it's White only... s6blr
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Thu 13 Feb 14

DonRockell says...

The Park is Flooded - Is this News or an annual event
The Park is Flooded - Is this News or an annual event DonRockell
  • Score: 0

11:16pm Sat 15 Feb 14

J B Blackett says...

jwedwards wrote:
townraider wrote:
shaky2 wrote:
4-minute warning wrote:
There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End.

and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)
Always go fishing if the food runs out
What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!!
Lidl? What the heck is that?
Why do the TV adverts for ASDA say 'Every Lidl Helps' ?
.
Is Lidl the petrol station version of ASDA ?
[quote][p][bold]jwedwards[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townraider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]4-minute warning[/bold] wrote: There is more rain forecast for later this week, and the Envronment Agency's food warning remains in place for Marlow and the stretch of river to Bourne End. and why are the EA issuing "food" warnings? ;-)[/p][/quote]Always go fishing if the food runs out[/p][/quote]What happens if food runs out and they cant get to Waitrose - will they have to then buy food from Tesco or Lidl !!![/p][/quote]Lidl? What the heck is that?[/p][/quote]Why do the TV adverts for ASDA say 'Every Lidl Helps' ? . Is Lidl the petrol station version of ASDA ? J B Blackett
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