Call to man Canvey's pumps

Jamie Huntman Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for the island

Jamie Huntman Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for the island

First published in News

CALLS have been made for flood pumps on Canvey to be manned full time.

Jamie Huntman, Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for the island, said workers had to come from Wickford last weekend to fix the pumps, which failed after being hit by lightning.

The Environment Agency, which manages them, said they were not working for 12 minutes, but Mr Huntman claims they were out of action for much longer, leading to more severe flooding on the island.

He said: “Why can’t they have someone there to man them when they know there’s going to be a problem?

“If the pumps fail and the back-up generator doesn’t come on, all that happens is the man with the key has to come to fix it.

“And if the island is flooded, how do they get here?”

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: “It would be inappropriate to have a permanent member of staff at each of the 13 pumping stations on the island.

“Should any of the pumps fail to operate an alarm is immediately sent to our control room which is manned 24 hours a day.”

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10:51am Fri 25 Jul 14

John Right says...

Rubbish...
Rubbish... John Right
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11:27am Fri 25 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

John Right wrote:
Rubbish...
And you are doing what exactly, to try to rectify the situation?

That's right, another pointless comment. What is rubbish exactly? The call to man pumps or the situation in general.

You never EVER qualify any of your comments or back them up with any kind of fact.

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"A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: “It would be inappropriate to have a permanent member of staff at each of the 13 pumping stations on the island."

Ever heard of weather forecasts/being prepared?

What a ridiculous response.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Rubbish...[/p][/quote]And you are doing what exactly, to try to rectify the situation? That's right, another pointless comment. What is rubbish exactly? The call to man pumps or the situation in general. You never EVER qualify any of your comments or back them up with any kind of fact. ******************** ******************** ************** "A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: “It would be inappropriate to have a permanent member of staff at each of the 13 pumping stations on the island." Ever heard of weather forecasts/being prepared? What a ridiculous response. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:31am Fri 25 Jul 14

John Right says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
John Right wrote:
Rubbish...
And you are doing what exactly, to try to rectify the situation?

That's right, another pointless comment. What is rubbish exactly? The call to man pumps or the situation in general.

You never EVER qualify any of your comments or back them up with any kind of fact.

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"A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: “It would be inappropriate to have a permanent member of staff at each of the 13 pumping stations on the island."

Ever heard of weather forecasts/being prepared?

What a ridiculous response.
Rubbish..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Rubbish...[/p][/quote]And you are doing what exactly, to try to rectify the situation? That's right, another pointless comment. What is rubbish exactly? The call to man pumps or the situation in general. You never EVER qualify any of your comments or back them up with any kind of fact. ******************** ******************** ************** "A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: “It would be inappropriate to have a permanent member of staff at each of the 13 pumping stations on the island." Ever heard of weather forecasts/being prepared? What a ridiculous response.[/p][/quote]Rubbish.. John Right
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12:52pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

I hear Botox Woman of Pitsea (AKA) Chucky) has already lifted this story and put it on her facebook page claiming to be bosom buddies with Cllr Huntman.

Nonsense dear, it's yet another figment of your over fertile imagination which in the past has tried to lead folk to believe you were having passionate affairs with luminaries of the political world. A bit like your mate Rose eh?

Cllr Huntman, along with several other local politicians, has been primed and warned about you and other leftie plants within UKIP and it's doubtful you will ever be that close to anyone in UKIP. Bad luck about the regional organiser position going to someone else. I think that says it all.. And all this fed to me by UKIP contacts up north. My , your infamy does spread before you.

Perhaps they've found out about your hate campaigns and also your double agent work with Labour.

Most of what you spout on your facebook page is pure fantasy and exists only in your head - and I hear most of the posters on your page are in fact yourself under a different guise.

Jamie Huntman is a well rounded businessman and good politician, as he is my daughter's ward representative and, having had dealings with him in that regard, I found him to be highly effective and good at his job. Very level headed and extremely pleasant. Unlike some of his counterparts in Wickford.

Therefore definitely not in your league Chucks.
I hear Botox Woman of Pitsea (AKA) Chucky) has already lifted this story and put it on her facebook page claiming to be bosom buddies with Cllr Huntman. Nonsense dear, it's yet another figment of your over fertile imagination which in the past has tried to lead folk to believe you were having passionate affairs with luminaries of the political world. A bit like your mate Rose eh? Cllr Huntman, along with several other local politicians, has been primed and warned about you and other leftie plants within UKIP and it's doubtful you will ever be that close to anyone in UKIP. Bad luck about the regional organiser position going to someone else. I think that says it all.. And all this fed to me by UKIP contacts up north. My , your infamy does spread before you. Perhaps they've found out about your hate campaigns and also your double agent work with Labour. Most of what you spout on your facebook page is pure fantasy and exists only in your head - and I hear most of the posters on your page are in fact yourself under a different guise. Jamie Huntman is a well rounded businessman and good politician, as he is my daughter's ward representative and, having had dealings with him in that regard, I found him to be highly effective and good at his job. Very level headed and extremely pleasant. Unlike some of his counterparts in Wickford. Therefore definitely not in your league Chucks. Kim Gandy
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11:43am Sun 27 Jul 14

John Right says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
I hear Botox Woman of Pitsea (AKA) Chucky) has already lifted this story and put it on her facebook page claiming to be bosom buddies with Cllr Huntman.

Nonsense dear, it's yet another figment of your over fertile imagination which in the past has tried to lead folk to believe you were having passionate affairs with luminaries of the political world. A bit like your mate Rose eh?

Cllr Huntman, along with several other local politicians, has been primed and warned about you and other leftie plants within UKIP and it's doubtful you will ever be that close to anyone in UKIP. Bad luck about the regional organiser position going to someone else. I think that says it all.. And all this fed to me by UKIP contacts up north. My , your infamy does spread before you.

Perhaps they've found out about your hate campaigns and also your double agent work with Labour.

Most of what you spout on your facebook page is pure fantasy and exists only in your head - and I hear most of the posters on your page are in fact yourself under a different guise.

Jamie Huntman is a well rounded businessman and good politician, as he is my daughter's ward representative and, having had dealings with him in that regard, I found him to be highly effective and good at his job. Very level headed and extremely pleasant. Unlike some of his counterparts in Wickford.

Therefore definitely not in your league Chucks.
Rubbish...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I hear Botox Woman of Pitsea (AKA) Chucky) has already lifted this story and put it on her facebook page claiming to be bosom buddies with Cllr Huntman. Nonsense dear, it's yet another figment of your over fertile imagination which in the past has tried to lead folk to believe you were having passionate affairs with luminaries of the political world. A bit like your mate Rose eh? Cllr Huntman, along with several other local politicians, has been primed and warned about you and other leftie plants within UKIP and it's doubtful you will ever be that close to anyone in UKIP. Bad luck about the regional organiser position going to someone else. I think that says it all.. And all this fed to me by UKIP contacts up north. My , your infamy does spread before you. Perhaps they've found out about your hate campaigns and also your double agent work with Labour. Most of what you spout on your facebook page is pure fantasy and exists only in your head - and I hear most of the posters on your page are in fact yourself under a different guise. Jamie Huntman is a well rounded businessman and good politician, as he is my daughter's ward representative and, having had dealings with him in that regard, I found him to be highly effective and good at his job. Very level headed and extremely pleasant. Unlike some of his counterparts in Wickford. Therefore definitely not in your league Chucks.[/p][/quote]Rubbish... John Right
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