Residents can view progress of £4million Vale flood defence scheme at open day - The Evesham Observer

Residents can view progress of £4million Vale flood defence scheme at open day

Evesham Editorial 18th Oct, 2017 Updated: 19th Oct, 2017   0

RESIDENTS are being urged to attend an open day to find more about the progress made so far in the construction of the £4million Badsey Brook flood scheme.

The open day is taking place next Wednesday between 2pm and 6pm at West End Lane in Broadway and all Childswickham, Murcot and Broadway residents are being invited to attend.

It will give visitors the opportunity to see the construction works in action and the progress made so far. Members of the Environment Agency project team will also be available to provide information and answer questions residents may have.

The three villages were severely flooded in 2007 following record-breaking rainfall across the area.

The £4million flood storage area in Broadway will be able to hold up to 135,000 cubic metres of water during times of flood and will only allow a set amount of water to flow downstream at times of intense and high rainfall.

The scheme, which will reduce the risk of flooding to around 290 homes and businesses, is due to be completed in spring 2018.

Dan Wilkinson from the Environment Agency said: “This is a significant scheme for residents living in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot who know only too well the devastating impact flooding can have.

“The open day will give them an opportunity to see the work in action and see for themselves how, once completed, the scheme will help reduce the risk of flooding.”

Coun Barrie Parmenter, Chairman for Broadway Parish Council, said: “Broadway Parish Council are delighted that the project is progressing well and which when completed, will improve the lives and alleviate the worries of many residents of Broadway and the surrounding area.”

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