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We are working together with the community to reduce the risk of future flooding in areas of Ovingham through our Rainwise initiative.

Start Date

November, 2016

Estimated End Date

March, 2017



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Update by Ian Davison

Hi all

I hope you have had a great Christmas and New Year.

Esh/MWH will be recommencing work today at the Piper Road / Castle View junction installing of a relief sewer to increase the network capacity in this vicinity. Site fencing will be erected and the top soil stripped on the working area. We would hope to have this sewer constructed by the end of the month.

Before the break Esh/MWH were working in the Dene Close area tiding up the site, opening footpaths and top soiling the open spaces. A small area was left fenced off, this will be utilised as a small compound for the works to be undertaken at the entrance to the estate.

On completion we will remove all site fencing and reinstate the highways and footpaths affected by the works. It is out of season for the final cultivation and seeding of the open spaces, we will return early in the spring to complete this reinstatement. In the meantime the topsoil will be returned and we will monitor these areas over the interim period.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your ongoing patience and support. Simon will keep you up to date as we work towards the completion of this Rainwise project.



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