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Flood prevention works to be rolled out in Royal Borough

Flood prevention works to be rolled out in Royal Borough

Philip Dewey

Flood prevention works to be rolled out in Royal Borough

A wide range of flood prevention works will be rolled out in the Royal Borough as part of a £350,000 council programme.

Schemes covering silt clearing, road drainage and ditch cleaning, detailed at a Royal Borough cabinet meeting on Thursday, November 28 are all either underway or set to be carried out next year.

About £150,000 of the programme will be used to improve drainage in Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, and Waltham Road, in White Waltham, to be completed by March.

Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental services, said: "While flood risk from the River Thames tends to grab the headlines during very wet spells there are other places in the borough with their own issues.

"The council is determined to tackle them so that local people are protected from the misery that flooding can cause."

Other schemes to be carried out include the installation of new grills in Battle Bourne, Old Windsor, Bourne Ditch, Windsor, and the watercourse at Oliver Road, Ascot.

Detailed assessments of the conditions of Horton Drain and Wraysbury Drain and a study of flooding issues in the Fifield area will be carried out, with a budget of £30,000 set aside for any urgent works identified.

There will also be site investigations and feasibility studies in Upper Village Road, Sunninghill, and Blackmoor Lane, Maidenhead, which will be completed in 2014/15 subject to funding.

Cllr Cox added: "Cllr Cox added: "A huge amount of council work is going on or planned over the next few months.

"At the same time we are continuing to liaise closely with the Environment Agency to ensure that the needs of Royal Borough residents are taken into account in their work to protect the areas at risk of flooding from the Thames."

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