The first phase of the flood prevention process has been implemented, seeing 5 leaky dams put into Roxwell Brook, and 5 leaky dams into Newlands brook. This is great news and very welcomed!
We should stress though, that although these will to some degree slow the brook down, it will have very little impact on the flood line, some yes for sure, but not enough to stop the brook bursting its banks. There is however a bigger change looking to happen to the brook in the early part of 2020 that intends to have parts of the brook hold large amounts of water back, which we are confident, that although will never stop the brook from breaking its banks, should see a significant difference to the flood line. This change we hope will prevent homes and properties flooding to the degree they did on polling day 2016.