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Drop-in event to show mock-up of new Preston and South Ribble flood defences

Posted on - 26th March, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Politics, Preston News, Riversway
River Ribble in flood at Avenham Park Pic: Lisa Brown
River Ribble in flood at Avenham Park earlier in March Pic: Lisa Brown

A community drop-in event is taking place to allow members of the public to find out more about the Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme.

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The event, run by the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Council, will give locals the chance to speak to the project team and find out more about the progress of the scheme.

Weather permitting there will be a mock-up of the height of the defences at locations either side of the Penwortham Old Bridge on Riverside Road and Broadgate.

Read more: Old Tram Bridge sees barriers being reinforced

The Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme aims to improve flood protection for communities from Preston Riversway up towards the M6 motorway and Higher Walton.

In the early stages of development, the scheme is estimated to cost £40m. It is expected to involve the creation of flood walls and embankments, and could take up to six years to complete.

Read more: Better flood defences planned for Preston and South Ribble

The drop-in event will take place on Wednesday 27 March between 3pm and 7pm at Penwortham Methodist Church on Leyland Road. 

If you can’t make the drop-in you can email cmblnc-pso@environment-agency.gov.uk with any questions.

Further details about the scheme can be found on The Flood Hub website.

Will you be going to the drop-in event? Let us know in the comments below.

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