This February, there was only one frost on February 1st. Since then, it’s been mostly cloudy and rainy. Today is no different. It’s overcast and raining and there was a fall of sleet earlier.
Already, the fields near the River Thames are flooded.
Tall poplars line the edge of the cricket field, with Wilsham Road behind.
Due to flooding, the Abingdon Parkrun has been cancelled on February 24th and most other Saturdays in 2024. Only the February 3rd event went ahead this year, which was muddy.
The River Ock caused flooding today (Saturday), leading to the closure of the Tesco Extra store in Abingdon. The store’s car park and access roads were underwater. This is the second time the store has had to close due to flooding in 2024. This follows persistent rain during much of Thursday.
The people of Ladygrove Estate watched the water with concern yesterday and today, but the water did not go as high as it did during the January flood.
P.S. Tesco reopened on Sunday.
The first houses have appeared at the new development off Twelve Acre Drive. They can seen near the sales office.
The developers plan to build a total of 371 homes in this phase, ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, with prices from £399,950 to £699,950 (as seen on their website). There will also be pavilions and sports pitches.
Since the development is near the Radley Park Ditch (shown in the bottom right corner of the image above), the developers have submitted a flooding model as a follow up to their planning permission.
There have been concerns about flooding downstream from the development, near the Peachcroft basketball pitch. A meeting last week of residents and local councillors were given updates on the flooding on Appleford Drive, Rainbow Way, and Chilton Close, caused by the Radley Park Ditch.
I believe the issue is water backing up from the culvert gate at that point, which needs to be kept clear. (Last 3 pictures from 5th January 2024, the morning after the overnight flooding).