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Southwell man appeals the community to pick up leaves from drains following storm Henk flooding





A man is appealing to the community to pick up leaves from drains to help prevent further flooding.

Adam Odell was walking his dog on Halam Road, Southwell when he began to pick up a few leaves near the drain, which resulted in a full bag of them.

As a result of a clear drain the next morning, Adam decided to post on social media about his idea and encourage others to follow his steps.

Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell
Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell

He believes that if people help clear the drains by picking up the leaves around them, it will help reduce the impact of heavy rain and storms in the future.

“On my regular walks and chatting with friends we all say it seemed to be the drain and regular tidy up was needed to help the flood waters around the village,” said Adam.

He added: “I just had the idea that if everyone just did their little, in a controlled way and as much as they could, it would help.”

Over 100 people reacted to the Facebook post supporting the idea.

Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell
Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell
Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell
Adam Odell picked-up leaves from drain in Southwell

Adam believes that if the drains don’t get cleared enough, it worsens flooding, which was seen during storm Henk last week.

“If everyone that liked the post did a pick-up of their local drain grate it would really help.

“Everyone wants to do their bit as sometimes in these situations you feel helpless and want to do your bit of good deeds”, added Adam.



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