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Leighton area on the brink of flooding

This article was published in March 2008. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Home in the Leighton area appeared to have escaped the worst of the weekend flooding, according to Leighton fire brigade.

The only call to Beds Fire and Rescue was from a woman in Station Road, Stanbridge, who reporting some flooding on Sunday morning. An officer attended the scene but no action was needed. Elsewhere drivers in Eaton Bray High Street, negotiated deep standing water when drains were unable to cope with overnight rain.

In Bucks an officer was sent twice to Manor Farm Lane, Ledburn, and three times to Leighton Road, Northall, during the Sunday, to give help and advice on how to cope with flooding.

Were you flooded out at the weekend? Add your flooding stories by Commenting on this article.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 18 March 2008

Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Flooding

This article was published in July 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Some of you will know to your cost that several homes in the district were completely or partially flooded on 28th May, Bank Holiday Monday. Many others only narrowly escaped. People who have lived here for decades have seen similar problems over the years but perhaps not so severe as the 2007 flood.

The situation was reported to Eaton Bray Parish Council meeting and the local MP. A small group have come together to inform and lobby the authorities concerned who may be able to take action to help prevent this from happening again.

If you would like to know more please contact Sue Detre.

Source: Focus, July 2007

Storms bring floods

This article was published in June 1983. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Violent storms led to flooding in Dunstable and the surrounding villages. A massive mopping-up operation had been launched on Wednesday morning.

Kensworth was the worst-hit area, with neighbours being woken by fierce thunderclaps, only to find water lapping at their doorsteps.

In Eaton Bray, a lake formed outside the White Horse pub, and a ford developed at the foot of Lancot Hill, Totternhoe.

In Dunstable, flooding hit the area under the Church Street bridge, the road leading to Mansead Schol, and homes in Southwood Road and Langdale Road.

Source: Dunstable Gazette, 2 June 1983