Monday, December 28, 2015

Keeping abreast of things




Meals to feed 200 people, this is what the above family did, driving from Bradford to Todmorden. Single acts of kindness.  LS said put that on your blog, and what you see is just probably the tip of how volunteers are helping.  Cameron is to visit the 'Northern towns' today, the people are organising themselves better though.  Do we really need government, when local people pull together so efficiently. The latest from Todmorden Town Hall is a need for cleaning materials, disinfectants etc.  The floods have not been so bad in Todmorden,  Hebden Bridge seems to have fared worse. 
I must admit though many criticise Facebook but when action is needed it is the place to go, roads that are flooded are posted, help centres spring up.
I could fill the page with Monbiot's articles, who blames many farming practices but I will not, after all this is a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.  Government legislation of course does not help, as of course 'conveniently' forgetting climate change.  But I predict one thing the people in this country do a lot better than a government's rhetoric of 'how they will help'


6 comments:

  1. I was very surprised that Mr Cameron did not make an immediate visit to the flooded areas and give moral support to the people because at least Mr Corbyn did.

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    1. Morning Heron, The problem with Cameron is he is so laid back, and apparently he has received some resentful remarks from people he has visited. The Daily Mirror, I think, put a video out but it remains invisible ;)

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  2. We feel like this too Thelma. The farmer complains that local councils now that they have all gone regionalised and 'big' no longer take care of the drainage problems which occur locally and which ultimately lead to bigger problems. Our flooding here has been quite bad, but the Ure and the Swale have always flooded and local people are used to it - and no houses are built on the flood plains. But of course both rivers contribute to the floods in York and elsewhere down there. Dreadful Christmas for so many.

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    1. Morning Pat, I wonder how regionalisation would work, it does seem it is the people on the ground that work their way through these disasters. The problem with 'solving' flooding is that the weather is capricious and unpredictable, the water already tops the newest defence boundaries.

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  3. Beautiful story.... Bless them.....

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    1. Morning Ana, it seems, because of the large Asian community in nearby Bradford, that many muslim communities are helping out.

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