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Thread: Hotter, dryer summer than usual, so what about a colder, wetter winter in Cumbria?

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    Hotter, dryer summer than usual, so what about a colder, wetter winter in Cumbria?

    Given the club's extremely fragile financial state, we could do without Brunton Park being flooded. I wonder if measures are being taken to mitigate flood damage and to keep records in a safe place if they are solely on paper, which they should not be.

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    Records should be backed up at least daily to a remote server. I don’t think there’s much of value at ground floor level any more other than the pitch which will be ruined if it floods again. As will our finances. There’d better be a plan B.

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    There's no correct answer to this. Let's suppose that between now and November 1921 spends 50,000 on measures that, in the event of a substantial flood, will save 200,000 of problems. In the event of such a flood occurring that is money well spent. If no such flood occurs that is a waste of 50,000 that we desperately cannot afford.

    NC spends the 50,000 on flood mitigation and the flood does not happen - he gets well criticized because that is simply 50,000 lost for nothing.

    NC does not spend the 50,000 on flood mitigation and the flood does happen - he gets well criticized because that is negligence to the negative value of 200,000.

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    1921 has to learn from last winter, indeed it should have learned at the outset of last winter's frozen pitch problems. We are told that all methods of curing the frozen pitch problem were considered but I think that not quite all were considered.

    For all the games that were postponed three-quarters of the pitch was playable. The quarter of the pitch in the shadow of the Warwick Road end roof was frozen to the degree that it was unplayable.

    For me it was easy to find a company in Penrith that rents out hot air blowers from domestic property size to heavy industrial size. For a Saturday match the club could actually wait until that quarter of the pitch had frozen at some time on the Friday and then get these hot air blowers hired for a day. Try to do a deal with the company in a way that involves advertising and mentioning in the media how the match was saved.
    Last edited by 6EQUJ5; 06-08-2022 at 10:30 AM.

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    https://www.andrews-sykes.com/locations/penrith/

    I have emailed the company, stating the problem that it could address and I have given the contact details of the Chief Executive, Carlisle United (1921) Limited.

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