Community

Rothley Brook bursts its banks

After a severe storm, the Anstey community worked together to keep track of the impending floods.  Cllr Melissa Hadfield, Flood Warden, was out in the torrential rain, in the dark, knocking on doors and checking everyone was okay.  Others updated the Save Anstey Facebook Page, ran by Gareth Williams, with photos and news.  The next day people were out with their cameras, taking note of where the flood waters rose to.

Below are the photos, as a record of the floods.  They’re on the library website as a community resource – and are free to use and distribute (“not for profit” only and please cite the photographer) – just click on an image to expand and then right click again to download.

Photos of the flooding on 7th February 2016 can be added to this post at any time:  please email them to BeckN@ansteylibrary.com.

(Video: Andrew Nickolls)

"20160208 Leicester Road Bridge Flood Marker" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Leicester Road Bridge Flood Marker” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Packhorse Bridge" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Packhorse Bridge” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Packhorse Bridge" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Packhorse Bridge” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Leicester Road Bridge" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Leicester Road Bridge” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Nr Leicester Road Bridge" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Nr Leicester Road Bridge” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

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“20160207 Latimer Primary School” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

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“20160207 Nr Packhorse Bridge” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

Melody Close, Anstey Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Melody Close, Anstey” Photo: Paul Bodsworth

Anstey Co op Car Park

“20160207 Anstey Co Op Car Park” Photo: Beck Nickolls

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“20160207 Co op Car Park” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160207 Mitchell's Field" Photo: Andy Williams

“20160207 Mitchell’s Field” Photo: Andy Wilson

"20150208 Nomads Football Pitch" Photo: Andy Wilson

“20150207 Nomads Football Pitch” Photo: Andy Wilson

"20160208 Sheepwash Lane to Nomads" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Sheepwash Lane to Nomads” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Anstey Nomads Pitch" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Anstey Nomads Pitch” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

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“20160207 Mitchell’s Field from Sheepwash Lane” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 King William's Bridge to Mitchell's Field Panoramic" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 King William’s Bridge to Mitchell’s Field Panoramic” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 King William's Bridge from Sheepwash Lane" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 King William’s Bridge from Sheepwash Lane” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160207 Castle Hill Country Park" Photo: Kerry Williams

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Kerry Williams

"20160207 Castle Hill Country Park" Photo: Kerry Williams

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Kerry Williams

"20160208 Castle Hill Park" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160207 Castle Hill Country Park" Photo: Kerry Williams

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Kerry Williams

"20160208 Castle Hill Park" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Castle Hill Park" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

"20160208 Castle Hill Country Park Panoramic" Photo: Andrew Nickolls

“20160207 Castle Hill Country Park Panoramic” Photo: Andrew Nickolls

 

Cllr Melissa Hadfield

Cllr Melissa Hadfield

 

Gareth Williams, Founder of Save Anstey

Gareth Williams, Founder of Save Anstey

 

All flooding should be reported to:

Environment Agency Website

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You can contact your local Anstey Parish Councillors *here*

Cllr Melissa Hadfield is the Anstey Parish Council Flood Warden

Or contact: Liz Hawkes, Clerk to the Council: 0116 236 2646

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