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Drop in event - new drains for Slimbridge

Published
25.08.2017

Highway drains in the village will be repaired and replaced this autumn to reduce the risk of surface water flooding in Slimbridge.

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Residents and local businesses are invited to a drop in event to find out more information about the drainage scheme.

Council officers will be in the Village Hall, from 3pm to 8pm on Wednesday 30 August to answer any questions. Severn Trent Water will also be at this drop-in event with information about the sewer improvement works being planned for 2018.

The work to renew and repair the highway drainage in Slimbridge will be carried out in phases between the outfall pipe near Lightenbrook Lane and The Close. The works will reduce the risk of surface water flowing onto the highway, which could lead to flooding in adjacent properties in the village. 

The improvements are planned to start around 11September   and continue to 17 November. There will be no work or road closures in place for autumn half term, 23 - 27 October.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said, “This scheme is vital to reduce the risk of future flooding in Slimbridge, and the diversions may cause short term inconvenience for long term benefits. I’d like to thank everyone for their patience during the closures.”

Cllr Stephen Davies, local county councillor for Stroud (Hardwick and Severn), said, “The closures are inconvenient but the work is necessary to prevent flooding in future. I would encourage residents and businesses to come along to the drop in event to find out how this work might affect them.”

Visitors to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust will need to allow extra time for trips in September due to diversions around road closures in Slimbridge village.

Details of phases and closures are on our website www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/slimbridge

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