Fire Service steps in to help allotment holders

Mersey Fire and Rescue Service has answered a mercy call from allotment holders and councillors in Wavertree.

Thingwall Allotments was flooded on Monday due to heavy rain and the water had begun to seep into nearby residents gardens as well.

Firefighters brought in an emergency pump to drain the water away on Tuesday morning.

Cllr Steve Munby thanks fire station manager Ben Ryder
Cllr Steve Munby thanks fire station manager Ben Ryder

Phil Gordon, secretary of Thingwall allotments association, said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the work of Mersey Fire and Rescue Service in pumping out the water which was caused by the huge amount of rain we’ve had recently combined with the geography of the allotments.”

Ben Ryder, fire station manager for Mersey Fire and Rescue Service said: “We’re delighted to have been able to step in and help out the allotments association. ”

Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Cllr Steve Munby, added: “This is a great example of partnership work between public services to help solve a problem.

“The allotment holders and local residents are really grateful that the fire service was able to drain the area and I would like to publicly thank them for their actions.”