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£5,000 project to protect Manby homes from floods

Residents Dorothy and Brian Copeland, alongside Councillor Terry Knowles and Environmental Protection Officer Steve Ross, as work is underway to install and improve drainage on Chapel Lane and Grange Lane in Manby. EMN-140109-111349001

Residents Dorothy and Brian Copeland, alongside Councillor Terry Knowles and Environmental Protection Officer Steve Ross, as work is underway to install and improve drainage on Chapel Lane and Grange Lane in Manby. EMN-140109-111349001

A £5,000 project will help to protect properties in Grange Lane and Chapel Lane, Manby, from future flooding.

The project, which will take around four weeks to complete, includes repairing a collapsed culvert and installing a new drainage system to collect the water and discharge it into a dyke along Chapel Lane.

The project was funded by ELDC and the work is being undertaken by local contractor Pell Plant Hire.

Ward member for Manby and Grimoldby, Councillor Terry Knowles, said: “Anyone who has been affected by flooding will know that the upheaval and after effects can be huge, not just through the actual clean up process but also the loss of belongings and the inconvenience caused.

“I am glad that we have been able to put measures in place here to safeguard these properties against future flooding from the dyke.”

Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Steve O’Dare, added: “Flood risk is something the council takes very seriously and working with partners we’re keen to reduce the risk of flooding where we can. This is an important project that we hope will mean the people on Chapel Lane and Grange Lane can now get a good night’s sleep without the worry of flooding.”

 

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