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Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are currently on site adjacent to Beach Road. Our scheme is to separate surface water flows from the combined sewerage system and store the excessive flows during storms. To do this, we are constructing new surface water and combined sewers together with a series of cascading basins in which to hold back the flows until the storm subsides and the existing sewerage system can accept the storm water.

Project updates

Update by Simon Bright

Hi

We've had a few set backs with the recent bad weather as the ground is saturated and very slow to dry out. We are limited to certain tasks until we can get areas dried out, however, we are concentrating on jobs we can still do. Various sections of fencing has been removed this week around the site and tree planting is booked in. 

Simon

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

I just thought it may be nice to share our exciting partnership with Whitehouse Primary School.  I visited the Head Mistress again last week and we are very excited about our plans over the next month or so.  Our team will be working with both the teachers and pupils in creating an outside space for the children to enjoy.  Although our work depends on how kind the weather is to us all.

Rachel Woods and her colleagues have welcomed me on numerous occassions into the school.  It is such a warm and welcoming environment, and we look forward to spending time with you all in the upcoming weeks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Again, hampered by the rain this week. The wet ground conditions are not making progress easy, however, we are still progressing with the basins into the compound area. The final drainage connection into Whitehouse Primary school will be done this weekend, so we'll be progressing onto installing topsoil in that area next week depending on the weather conditions.

Simon 

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

We've been hampered slightly by the rain this week. On the South side of Beach Road, the topsoiling is all complete, it just needs the final cultivation and planting. The area next to Whitehouse primary school is now taking shape as we are tidying up and starting topsoil there.

We did plan to start the earthworks to the basins this week, but due to the rain it was not practical as there is not an outlet for the water yet. The GPS machinery has been calibrated ready to start the earthworks on Monday.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

You will definitely be noticing changed around the compound lately. The large cabins have now gone and been replaced by two smalled cabins located nearer Beach Road. We're now continuing with our work contructing the basins and will be working towards this area in the coming days and weeks.

With this in mind, we will need to cross the footpath from Whitecliffe Close. This means that the footpath will be closed for up to three weeks from Monday 23 September 2019. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and will open it up again as soon as we can.

I've attached a few photos showing the areas I've been talking about

Take Care

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I've been to site today to check in with Simon and the team about how we're getting on. We're making decent progress and will be making some changes around the compound next week.

We will be removing the large cabins from site and clearing the area that they currently occupy. We have explored numerous possibilities about where to locate our welfare cabins going forward and have decided that we will locate two smaller cabins on the other side of the tree line, on the verge next to Beach Road.

This is to enable the digging of the basins where the cabins currently area. The new, smaller cabins will be self contained with their own enclosed generator and will be situated next to the current entrance and exit to the compound.

I've attached a photo showing where they will be.

Unfortunately, the location of the cabin nearest to Morrisons and the fact that the fencing will need to be pushed back to dig the basins means that access round the back of the compound area will no longer be possible for residents of Heybrook Avenue (picture attached illustrating the access I am referring to)

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

All is going well this week. The drainage on the South side of Beach Road should all be finished next week with just reinstatements to complete the following week. There is still a couple of weeks left to finish the drainage on the North side next to Whitehouse Lane before starting reinstatements. Over the next couple of weeks we will be down sizing the compound ready to start the final basins.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I was on site this week checking in with Simon and the team. Its been quite busy on site, we're continuing to work on the drainage and basins further down Beach Road. We're also making plans for moving the compound around a bit and downsizing. We off-hired one of the cabins this week and we are currently discussing where to locate the cabins while we dig the last couple of basins - this will be in the next few weeks and we will keep you updated of when this will be.

It looks like the weather may be picking up over the weekend, so I hope you enjoy your bank holiday!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Another wet one today just as the site was starting to dry out!

We are continuing with the final bits of main drainage either side of Beach Road. Hopefully, depending on the weather this will all be done within the next few weeks.

The footpath which runs past White House Primary School to Beach Road will be opened today ready for the weekend.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hello Everyone

Well, bad weather has stopped play today! We started, but ended up like drowned rats, so had to call it a day early for the weekend. Obviously we need to dry the lad's kit, so the generator will be left on until 7pm this evening to power up the heaters. It will also come on for an hour tomorrow and sunday. We hope it doesn't disrupt your weekend too much.

Its nice weather - for ducks!

Regards

Tony

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