UPDATE: More than 100 residents evacuated as Dorset braces itself for more severe weather

Bournemouth Echo: Residents evacuated from Iford Bridge Home Park Residents evacuated from Iford Bridge Home Park

MAJOR disruption hit Dorset on Christmas Day as more than 100 residents were evacuated from homes in Bournemouth and Christchurch due to rising river levels.

The River Stour has burst its banks at Iford and water levels were so high the arches of the bridge disappeared from view.

The major incident has been described as a "1-in-100 years event" in some areas.

Residents of Iford Bridge Home Park were rescused from their homes by boat around 3am on Christmas Day following a severe flood warning from the Environment Agency.

Around 15 residents at Beaulieu Gardens Home Park in Christchurch were also evacuated at 5.30am.

The shocked residents have been evacuated to the Boscombe Day Centre, Owl Road, in Boscombe.

Video from Lyn Herbert

The situation is being monitored from a command centre in Poole with officers from the council, police and fire service as well as the Environment Agency on the scene.

Elsewhere, trees are down and roads are blocked due to flooding and debris.

One officer from Bournemouth Council said it is likely all the homes at Iford Bridge Home Park have been affected in some way by the flooding.

However, they said they have not been able to get onto the site to assess the damage yet.

High tide was due around 9am on Christmas Day morning but the levels will take four or five hours to recede.

Tony Allen, who lives in Water Lane, just metres from the Iford Bridge park said: "I've lived here for 13 years and never seen it this bad before.

"The first thing we saw was looking out the window and seeing the fire brigade on a rubber boat coming up the lane.

Bournemouth Echo:

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"We've seen it flooded before but never this bad.

"I just feel for the people who live there."

And Terry Hughes, 84, who has lived next to Iford Bridge pub for 58 years, said: "I've seen it as bad as this before but not for a long time.

"Since the last big flood we had, they've put in a lot of flood barriers. But it has to go somewhere.

"The last time the caravans flooded like this was in the 70s I think.

"Christchurch would have to flood before we got it on our doorstep though."

Bournemouth Echo:

Many of the 100 people sent to Boscombe have been collected by friends and family but those more vulnerable residents affected by the evacuation will be put in bed and breakfast accommodation overnight, say the council.

Wessex 4x4 Response helped rescuers with the evacuation at Iford and Christchurch. 

The evacuation comes as The Met Office issued another yellow weather warning for heavy rain from 7am today until 6am tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said:"Showers will move inland from the English Channel at times today, some being heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

"Most of the showers will move through fairly quickly giving no more than 2 to 5 mm of rain, but there is the possibility that they will become slow moving in narrow lines through the evening and into the early hours of Thursday, leading to a risk of 20 mm of rain falling very locally within 3 hours, mainly near English Channel coasts."

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Linda Edwards

Bournemouth Council is also on the scene assisting with the evacuation of Iford Bridge Park Homes, Bournemouth.

"We have been working through the night with partner agencies, including the Environment Agency, Police and Fire, as well as mobilising voluntary sector colleagues, in readiness for any required evacuation", a spokesperson said.

Kim Drake, director for Social Care at Bournemouth Council said: "The Council has set up an emergency rest centre at Boscombe Day Centre to make those evacuated warm and comfortable.

"Our staff are doing all they can to make the rest centre welcoming, with help from the WRVS and Red Cross. We have plentiful blankets and food available, but of course understand that this is very much not the Christmas morning that the residents were hoping for."

She added: "We are doing all that we can to contact people's relatives and try to get those evacuated to familiar environments so that they can enjoy a Christmas Day with family wherever possible."

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Linda Edwards

Southbourne-based catering company Forerunner, has also laid on a Christmas dinner for all the residents.

Declan O'Toole, owner of the company said he was called by Bournemouth Council's social services department at 8am this morning, to see if they could lay on some food.

Along with chef Wilf Beckitt, the company have sent over a full Christmas dinner including the last of their Christmas pudding and some replacement cake for those at the Boscombe centre.

"We're the only company in the area, which operates 365 days of the year and we are more than happy to help, free of charge.

"They asked if we had enough, as we also cater the Salvation Army lunch, and I said of course we have.

"It's Christmas and we are more than happy to help people out. We've heard they are very hungry after their ordeal last night."

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Simon Rowley

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the force together with partner agencies have been monitoring the river levels of the River Stour closely, carrying out continual assessments and identifying the areas most at risk over the past 24 hours.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "This is a full multi-agency operation.

"Occupants of properties at risk of flooding who have concerns or are unsure what to do should contact the Environment Agency on 0845 988 1188, visit their website http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call the emergency services on 999 if urgent.

"All agencies are working together on this operation and will continue throughout Christmas Day."

A spokesperson for Dorset County Council said: “Council staff have been working through the night to support local people affected by the recent flooding. In some areas this has been classed as a 1 in 100 years event and the effects have been extremely serious for some.

"One of our main roles has been to set up a rest centre for caravan park residents in East Dorset who've been evacuated.

"We have been working with Christchurch and East Dorset councils to temporarily house those affected and will continue to support throughout Christmas Day and in the coming days.

"Highways teams have also been busy helping to keep our road network as clear as possible."

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8:08am Wed 25 Dec 13

Bhamtone says...

I'm an ambulance technician. Is there anyway I can help? I have an ambulance and kit on standby
I'm an ambulance technician. Is there anyway I can help? I have an ambulance and kit on standby Bhamtone

8:19am Wed 25 Dec 13

Cosmic Crusader says...

Bhamtone wrote:
I'm an ambulance technician. Is there anyway I can help? I have an ambulance and kit on standby
Highly commendable community spirit. Unfortunately, in these days of litigation avoiding, politically correct paper pushers, it is unlikely that any official body will accept your help. Happy Christmas!
[quote][p][bold]Bhamtone[/bold] wrote: I'm an ambulance technician. Is there anyway I can help? I have an ambulance and kit on standby[/p][/quote]Highly commendable community spirit. Unfortunately, in these days of litigation avoiding, politically correct paper pushers, it is unlikely that any official body will accept your help. Happy Christmas! Cosmic Crusader

8:24am Wed 25 Dec 13

Bhamtone says...

Tell me about it. That's why I work privately and not for the NHS. At least the offers there I suppose. I do feel awful knowing that my children, partner and I are in our own home and warm on Christmas Day and yet only a few miles away there can be so much upset and disappointment. At least the offer is there. I'm sure we have plenty of food to maybe take to shelters or wherever people are staying. After all. It is the season of good will. Merry christmas to you too.
Tell me about it. That's why I work privately and not for the NHS. At least the offers there I suppose. I do feel awful knowing that my children, partner and I are in our own home and warm on Christmas Day and yet only a few miles away there can be so much upset and disappointment. At least the offer is there. I'm sure we have plenty of food to maybe take to shelters or wherever people are staying. After all. It is the season of good will. Merry christmas to you too. Bhamtone

8:27am Wed 25 Dec 13

Clmarch says...

I don't have an ambulance but I do have spare food and beds for 3 people. How can I help? Is there a number I could call, or do I just turn up? Can't bear the thought of sitting down to Xmas lunch while these people don't even have a home at the moment
I don't have an ambulance but I do have spare food and beds for 3 people. How can I help? Is there a number I could call, or do I just turn up? Can't bear the thought of sitting down to Xmas lunch while these people don't even have a home at the moment Clmarch

8:42am Wed 25 Dec 13

djd says...

Wonderful comments. Great to see the spirit of Christmas is still very much alive. God bless you. Merry Christmas .
Wonderful comments. Great to see the spirit of Christmas is still very much alive. God bless you. Merry Christmas . djd

9:39am Wed 25 Dec 13

Old Colonial says...

"And Terry Hughes, 84, who has lived next to Iford Bridge pub for 58 years, said: "I've seen it as bad as this before but not for a long time.

"Since the last big flood we had, they've put in a lot of flood barriers. But it has to go somewhere."

Words of experience and common sense.

Heartfelt sympathy to all those affected.
"And Terry Hughes, 84, who has lived next to Iford Bridge pub for 58 years, said: "I've seen it as bad as this before but not for a long time. "Since the last big flood we had, they've put in a lot of flood barriers. But it has to go somewhere." Words of experience and common sense. Heartfelt sympathy to all those affected. Old Colonial

9:44am Wed 25 Dec 13

bread&butter says...

maybe contact Boscombe resource centre and see if there is anything they need
maybe contact Boscombe resource centre and see if there is anything they need bread&butter

10:33am Wed 25 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I have some 8mmm movie film somewhere in the loft of the caravans floating and evacuations at Iford Bridge the last time. I think it was 1978 or 1979.
I have some 8mmm movie film somewhere in the loft of the caravans floating and evacuations at Iford Bridge the last time. I think it was 1978 or 1979. Telscombe Cliffy

11:26am Wed 25 Dec 13

spooki says...

The caravan park is always at risk of flooding yet has anyone done anything to help it? Seriously?
I hope everyone involved is at least safe, and a big thank you to emergency services who are out there working.
The caravan park is always at risk of flooding yet has anyone done anything to help it? Seriously? I hope everyone involved is at least safe, and a big thank you to emergency services who are out there working. spooki

12:16pm Wed 25 Dec 13

matthew bell says...

My home was destroyed during the floods up in Carlisle, Cumbria years ago. I know the stress of trying to get insurance companies to part with money, however the euphoria felt for escaping unharmed as 8 people died (all elderly & medically frail) soon subsides & the damage/stress/homele
ssness/time off work ex....takes its toll. DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM, by providing legal help/advice/accomoda
tion & even food to the worst hit as they (as I remembered) will need that once the national media move on & people forget it ever happened. The long term medical issues for all Dorset evacuees does not look promising. Daily echo should sponsor a disaster victims fund (I'll be 1st to sign up!)
My home was destroyed during the floods up in Carlisle, Cumbria years ago. I know the stress of trying to get insurance companies to part with money, however the euphoria felt for escaping unharmed as 8 people died (all elderly & medically frail) soon subsides & the damage/stress/homele ssness/time off work ex....takes its toll. DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM, by providing legal help/advice/accomoda tion & even food to the worst hit as they (as I remembered) will need that once the national media move on & people forget it ever happened. The long term medical issues for all Dorset evacuees does not look promising. Daily echo should sponsor a disaster victims fund (I'll be 1st to sign up!) matthew bell

12:30pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Bournemouth Ohec says...

That 100 years seems to come round quite quickly.
That 100 years seems to come round quite quickly. Bournemouth Ohec

1:46pm Wed 25 Dec 13

lynnren says...

My sister who lives on the Iford caravan home was taken to Boscombe ,and is now safe and warm with me ,hope all her neighbours are ok.its the damage its leaving behind thats the worry,
My sister who lives on the Iford caravan home was taken to Boscombe ,and is now safe and warm with me ,hope all her neighbours are ok.its the damage its leaving behind thats the worry, lynnren

5:42pm Wed 25 Dec 13

brungo says...

totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?
totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies? brungo

6:23pm Wed 25 Dec 13

B.A.T.A.G. says...

Yes it is Christmas and I do feel sorry for these people who got flooded by what I just can never understand why do caravan and mobile home site owners put sites right on the banks of rivers and why do people which to buy or rent these properties on these sites, I know people have to live somewhere but sorely there places well away from rivers. As my old dad always told me 'boy never buy a property on a cliff and never buy one near a river.'
Yes it is Christmas and I do feel sorry for these people who got flooded by what I just can never understand why do caravan and mobile home site owners put sites right on the banks of rivers and why do people which to buy or rent these properties on these sites, I know people have to live somewhere but sorely there places well away from rivers. As my old dad always told me 'boy never buy a property on a cliff and never buy one near a river.' B.A.T.A.G.

7:00pm Wed 25 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

spooki wrote:
The caravan park is always at risk of flooding yet has anyone done anything to help it? Seriously?
I hope everyone involved is at least safe, and a big thank you to emergency services who are out there working.
I don't think it is as simple as that, older folk from Kinson and Throop maintain that the change in the navigation of the river caused the problems which we are witnessing today due to adverse weather conditions.
I do feel sorry for the poor souls....not much of a Christmas for them.....Time for some Community Spirit.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: The caravan park is always at risk of flooding yet has anyone done anything to help it? Seriously? I hope everyone involved is at least safe, and a big thank you to emergency services who are out there working.[/p][/quote]I don't think it is as simple as that, older folk from Kinson and Throop maintain that the change in the navigation of the river caused the problems which we are witnessing today due to adverse weather conditions. I do feel sorry for the poor souls....not much of a Christmas for them.....Time for some Community Spirit. O'Reilly

7:05pm Wed 25 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

B.A.T.A.G. wrote:
Yes it is Christmas and I do feel sorry for these people who got flooded by what I just can never understand why do caravan and mobile home site owners put sites right on the banks of rivers and why do people which to buy or rent these properties on these sites, I know people have to live somewhere but sorely there places well away from rivers. As my old dad always told me 'boy never buy a property on a cliff and never buy one near a river.'
He is absolutely right.. I have seen this house -which was sold for a ridiculous price - and no way would you have bought it.

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[quote][p][bold]B.A.T.A.G.[/bold] wrote: Yes it is Christmas and I do feel sorry for these people who got flooded by what I just can never understand why do caravan and mobile home site owners put sites right on the banks of rivers and why do people which to buy or rent these properties on these sites, I know people have to live somewhere but sorely there places well away from rivers. As my old dad always told me 'boy never buy a property on a cliff and never buy one near a river.'[/p][/quote]He is absolutely right.. I have seen this house -which was sold for a ridiculous price - and no way would you have bought it. http://www.thisiscor nwall.co.uk/Going-go ing-gone-ndash-barga in-house-Babbacombe/ story-18200327-detai l/story.html#axzz2oV zM6CPv O'Reilly

7:07pm Wed 25 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

I take it their Bins won't be emptied this week?
I take it their Bins won't be emptied this week? O'Reilly

9:27pm Wed 25 Dec 13

bobthedestroyer says...

I thought they had done some wrok down that area in the ast few months or was that unrealted to flood management?
I thought they had done some wrok down that area in the ast few months or was that unrealted to flood management? bobthedestroyer

2:02am Thu 26 Dec 13

tbpoole says...

Bournemouth Ohec wrote:
That 100 years seems to come round quite quickly.
It's just a technical way of measuring the intensity of the rainfall in mm/hr. It doesn't mean it can only happen once every hundred years. You could have a storm like this twice in a few days, and then nothing as strong for decades.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth Ohec[/bold] wrote: That 100 years seems to come round quite quickly.[/p][/quote]It's just a technical way of measuring the intensity of the rainfall in mm/hr. It doesn't mean it can only happen once every hundred years. You could have a storm like this twice in a few days, and then nothing as strong for decades. tbpoole

8:22am Thu 26 Dec 13

matthew bell says...

brungo wrote:
totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?
BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!)
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?[/p][/quote]BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!) matthew bell

9:05am Thu 26 Dec 13

Tombanellie says...

Let's not forget the effort put in by council and other services. Some were working for 14 hours or more through the night and morning trying to find places to evacuate, sourcing food , blankets etc. they do an amazing job in a crisis
Let's not forget the effort put in by council and other services. Some were working for 14 hours or more through the night and morning trying to find places to evacuate, sourcing food , blankets etc. they do an amazing job in a crisis Tombanellie

1:02pm Thu 26 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Who would licence a site knowing that historically it on a flood plain therefore placing people,s lives in danger and all those that respond to what seems to be a regular event .cancel the licence and create a safer facility .perhaps house boat moorings
Who would licence a site knowing that historically it on a flood plain therefore placing people,s lives in danger and all those that respond to what seems to be a regular event .cancel the licence and create a safer facility .perhaps house boat moorings kalebmoledirt

2:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

brungo says...

matthew bell wrote:
brungo wrote:
totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?
BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!)
read the posts again but this time please try to take it in before posting in such a knee jerk fashion, making up quotes that are not even there & making ridiculous presumptions about me & others who you disagree with.

as it happens, i work for a charity & am on just over minimum wage, my wife is a care assistant on similar low wage & we have never been able to afford to buy our own home & have rented in some very bad places over the years in boscombe. we could never afford to rent or buy one of the luxury park homes on the river edge...FACT.
[quote][p][bold]matthew bell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?[/p][/quote]BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!)[/p][/quote]read the posts again but this time please try to take it in before posting in such a knee jerk fashion, making up quotes that are not even there & making ridiculous presumptions about me & others who you disagree with. as it happens, i work for a charity & am on just over minimum wage, my wife is a care assistant on similar low wage & we have never been able to afford to buy our own home & have rented in some very bad places over the years in boscombe. we could never afford to rent or buy one of the luxury park homes on the river edge...FACT. brungo

3:32pm Thu 26 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

Such a stupid place to put homes. Whoever authorised the site or continues to sponsor it's use should be shot. Perhaps they thought they were King Canute? The residents should be properly protected from flooding by the land owners or agents, or they should be provided with housing elsewhere. It's just greed shoving people in such an irresponsible location to make a few quid.
Such a stupid place to put homes. Whoever authorised the site or continues to sponsor it's use should be shot. Perhaps they thought they were King Canute? The residents should be properly protected from flooding by the land owners or agents, or they should be provided with housing elsewhere. It's just greed shoving people in such an irresponsible location to make a few quid. speedy231278

3:37pm Thu 26 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

Back in Sussex where I come from, there was a planning application a few years ago for a housing estate in a similar type of location to the above. At present, it is under about six feet of water. Rather vindicates the local authority rejecting it. Pity for the residents at Iford Bridge that the authorities here didn't do the same.
Back in Sussex where I come from, there was a planning application a few years ago for a housing estate in a similar type of location to the above. At present, it is under about six feet of water. Rather vindicates the local authority rejecting it. Pity for the residents at Iford Bridge that the authorities here didn't do the same. speedy231278

4:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

When approving a licence to a caravan park that is located in flood plain ,surely the emergency services should be consulted as to how safe it is and not councillors that are unlikely to live in a mobile home
When approving a licence to a caravan park that is located in flood plain ,surely the emergency services should be consulted as to how safe it is and not councillors that are unlikely to live in a mobile home kalebmoledirt

1:43am Fri 27 Dec 13

whataboutthat says...

Echo hacks. I'm braced. I'm effin braced for anything you can throw at me in your headlines/headlies. I'm braced for traffic chaos, weather chaos, parking chaos, etc. You name it I'm b r a c e d. Happy New Year hacks.
Echo hacks. I'm braced. I'm effin braced for anything you can throw at me in your headlines/headlies. I'm braced for traffic chaos, weather chaos, parking chaos, etc. You name it I'm b r a c e d. Happy New Year hacks. whataboutthat

12:05pm Fri 27 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Echo hacks. I'm braced. I'm effin braced for anything you can throw at me in your headlines/headlies. I'm braced for traffic chaos, weather chaos, parking chaos, etc. You name it I'm b r a c e d. Happy New Year hacks.
By braced, do you mean inebriated?
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: Echo hacks. I'm braced. I'm effin braced for anything you can throw at me in your headlines/headlies. I'm braced for traffic chaos, weather chaos, parking chaos, etc. You name it I'm b r a c e d. Happy New Year hacks.[/p][/quote]By braced, do you mean inebriated? speedy231278

9:48am Mon 30 Dec 13

matthew bell says...

brungo wrote:
matthew bell wrote:
brungo wrote:
totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?
BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!)
read the posts again but this time please try to take it in before posting in such a knee jerk fashion, making up quotes that are not even there & making ridiculous presumptions about me & others who you disagree with.

as it happens, i work for a charity & am on just over minimum wage, my wife is a care assistant on similar low wage & we have never been able to afford to buy our own home & have rented in some very bad places over the years in boscombe. we could never afford to rent or buy one of the luxury park homes on the river edge...FACT.
I am happy that Brungo's view got such high praise as I now know how hipocritical he IS with ALL of you!! (as a charity worker, surrounded by needy people & yet HE & Everyone who thumbs down me & thumbs up him equally as foolish) thinking that those poor people could not even have a good Christmas, flooded out of their own homes, & yet you all did have a good xmas around your gas fires & wine, cheese & crackers! Cheers!!!!!NOT
I raised a glass & said a prayer to the victims & their families shame no echo readers did, except me!FACT
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matthew bell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: totally disagree that the tax payer should foot the bill as someone suggested re 'DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL MUST HELP THE VICTIMS LONG TERM' as many of us 'locals' were rather surprised that so many caravan park homes were allowed to be built on the banks of the river in the first place. born just up the road & lived here all my life i can recall many incidents re flooding of this & various other local caravan parks that are sited close to the river edge & yet park owners press for more & more just for the huge profit margins they can get & amazingly the planning gets the go-ahead each time. everyone knows the risk of buying a static caravan on the egde of a river that has regularly flooded for centuries so why should tax payers foot the bills instead of the wealthy park owners and insurance companies?[/p][/quote]BRUNGO & the rest of you are cold hearted. you all say 'why should you pay for caravan/mobile home damage', well its probably due to the FACT that these people cannot afford comfortable, safe homes in well situated locations & Brungo can! If you were flooded all of you would expect to have support! I know how soul destroying losing your home is never mind at Christmas! Just because your born here does not make you an expert! Lastly why should not law abiding tax Payers receive financial support from all of us (regardless how much it costs!)[/p][/quote]read the posts again but this time please try to take it in before posting in such a knee jerk fashion, making up quotes that are not even there & making ridiculous presumptions about me & others who you disagree with. as it happens, i work for a charity & am on just over minimum wage, my wife is a care assistant on similar low wage & we have never been able to afford to buy our own home & have rented in some very bad places over the years in boscombe. we could never afford to rent or buy one of the luxury park homes on the river edge...FACT.[/p][/quote]I am happy that Brungo's view got such high praise as I now know how hipocritical he IS with ALL of you!! (as a charity worker, surrounded by needy people & yet HE & Everyone who thumbs down me & thumbs up him equally as foolish) thinking that those poor people could not even have a good Christmas, flooded out of their own homes, & yet you all did have a good xmas around your gas fires & wine, cheese & crackers! Cheers!!!!!NOT I raised a glass & said a prayer to the victims & their families shame no echo readers did, except me!FACT matthew bell

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