Coastal flooding meeting this Tuesday

Waves around Stonehaven caused some flooding around the beachfront
Waves around Stonehaven caused some flooding around the beachfront

An open meeting is to be held next Tuesday in Stonehaven to give residents worried about coastal flooding a chance to air their concerns.

The meeting, which has been organised by members of Stonehaven Flood Action Group, will be held at the bowling club on October 28.

The announcement came after severe storms battered Stonehaven two weeks ago, leading to people in Turner Court being evacuated.

Aberdeenshire Council faced criticism immediately following the storm, from some residents who believe that the build up of shingle on the beach may have contributed to the damage, as well as the more severe coastal flooding of December 2012.

Kincardine and Mearns Area Manager William Munro said: “We have a constructive working relationship with the Stonehaven Flood Action Group.

‘‘We plan to meet with them soon to discuss how best to engage on their concerns about coastal flooding.”

The local authority last week began work on a shingle management programme.

Anyone affected or worried by coastal flooding in the town is welcome to go along to the event and have a chance to discuss their concerns at the bowling club.

Meeting starts at 7.30pm.