I have made the decision to ignore the Politicians
To cut them out.
To research the Dept responsible for the issues I face and write them direct. If I have suffered loss as a result of their actions, to ask them to make good
The following is self explanatory.
From: Andy White
Subject: Flooding Damage and risk from COVID on footpaths: Point Clear Essex
Date: 21 September 2020 at 06:30:51 BST
Without Prejudice. Letter before Action
Attention Sir James Bevan CEO Environment Agency
I am writing about two issues that are within your remit
Flooding at Point Clear, Essex.
Attached correspondence is self explanatory.
I have engaged with experts working for the Rijkswaterstaat.
I am sure we will agree that the Netherlands are the acknowledged experts in coastal protection. Unfortunately, all the Dutch children putting their finger in the Dyke in front of my property would not have prevented the damage experienced this year. That will only come if your department, with the greatest respect…. pulls your finger out and cracks on!
I believe they will confirm that the damage I have recently suffered is not due to climate change, but due to the poor management, by your organisation, of beach erosion in this area.
At present my direct costs are some £30,000, for which I hold you responsible and repayment of which may form legal action against HM Gov. Hence the advice that this is a Letter before Action.
The potential costs are accelerating at an exponential rate and if allowed to continue without prompt action, could result in other property owners making claims exceeding £10 million.
I would urge you to take “Action this day”
I note your constructive work with NFA, but this assumes that people can move apart to meet current Social Distancing rules. In this area the footpath is only 2.0m wide making it impossible to meet Social Distance rules. With COVID cases increasing can I ask that you take action to review your portfolio of footpaths and make appropriate changes to current regulations. Again please: “Action this day”
If I can be of any help to your department to solve these issues please do not hesitate to contact me
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