Scheme to rid village of flooding misery

PUBLISHED: 20:00 03 August 2014

(c) David De Lossy

A PROJECT costing more than £650,000 will start on Monday, which it is hoped will stop a village being subjected to any further flooding misery.

Wrington historically has often found itself underwater during spells of heavy rainfall and North Somerset Council has acted to reduce the threat of it happening again.

The £670,000 scheme will be split into two phases.

The first, starting this week, will see a larger flood relief drain installed which should prevent rainwater flowing back onto roads or into homes.

That phase will cost £200,000 and contractor Balfour Beatty should take 10 weeks to complete it.

Garstons Orchard will be closed from 9.30am-4.30pm due to the size of the machinery involved. Footpaths between it and The Glebe will also be shut.

Next year a flood water storage will be created to improve the situation further still.

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