5th Dec, 2016

Work begins to reduce flood risk in Snitterfield

Stratford Editorial 6th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WORK has begun to repair a damaged culvert in Snitterfield.

Part of the Bell Brook Culvert, which runs through the village, collapsed in January last year causing a large hole in a resident’s garden.

The Environment Agency carried out emergency works to make the culvert safe before managing to secure funding for longer term improvements.

These improvements have now begun and include laying a new culvert, stabilising the existing culvert along The Green, and replacing the culvert under Smiths Lane.

It is hoped they will significantly improve health and safety at the existing culvert as well as reducing the risk of river flooding along The Green.

County councillor for the area, John Horner, said: “Finding a viable solution to Snitterfield’s flooding problem has been difficult and was only achieved by the Environment Agency, the parish council and flood group, the district and county councils pooling funds and working together but I am very pleased to have been involved in a successful resolution. ”

Warwickshire County Council is carrying out the works, which are expected to be complete by the end of March 2017.