Houses ‘severely affected’ by flooding in Tetney to be safer thanks to completed £100,000 project

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A ‘vitally important’ £100,000 project to reduce the risk of flooding to residents in Tetney has been completed.

East Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council were successful in a joint bid for £80,000 of government funding to carry out the programme of drainage works at the Lanes in the village.

The scheme will be managed by the district council and includes the installation of a new larger surface watersystem, new road gullies and extra gullies to reduce the risk of flooding for 13 houses, all of which are currently severely affected by flood water following severe flooding throughout autumn 2012.

In addition to the grant funding, both authorities also contributed £8,000 each towards the work.

Tetney ward councillor on East Lindsey District Council, Tony Bridges, said: “Flood waters have caused devastation in this part of Tetney for a number of years, turning people’s lives on their head by destroying belongings and uprooting them from their homes.

Portfolio holder for the environment, Councillor Steve Newton, said: “This scheme is vitally important for those with property in the area.

“I am delighted the funding package has enabled the district council to put measures in place to reduce the risk of flooding for these families.”