WE VISITED Grasmere on Thursday, July 18 and had a great time enjoying the scenery, the local shops and our quick drink in Tweedies.

I couldn't help but notice that most, if not all, of the grids along the main road were either completely blocked with debris or that, if the grids were clear, that the drainage hole was blocked only a few inches down.

For an area that has flooded in the past I was surprised that the drains are not kept clear.

Heavy rainfall would result in obvious street flooding. Keep drains clear and you don't get flooding.

Graeme Hatton