The open day will be held on Wednesday 25 October between 2pm and 6pm at:
West End Lane (access via site entrance)
It will give visitors the opportunity to see the construction works in action and the progress made so far. Members of the Environment Agency project team will also be available to provide information and answer questions people may have.
Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot were severely flooded in 2007 following record-breaking rainfall across the area. The £4 million flood storage area in Broadway will be able to hold up to 135,000 cubic metres of water during times of flood and will only allow a set amount of water to flow downstream at times of intense and high rainfall. This will reduce flood risk along the Badsey Brook downstream of Broadway.
The scheme, which will reduce the risk of flooding to around 290 homes and businesses, is due to be completed in spring 2018.
Dan Wilkinson from the Environment Agency said:
This is a significant scheme for residents living in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot who know only too well the devastating impact flooding can have. The open day will give them an opportunity to see the work in action and see for themselves how, once completed, the scheme will help reduce the risk of flooding.
Councillor Barrie Parmenter, Chairman for Broadway Parish Council, said:
Broadway Parish Council are delighted that the project is progressing well and which when completed, will improve the lives and alleviate the worries of many residents of Broadway and the surrounding area.
Link: Press release: Badsey Brook flood scheme open day
Source: Environment Agency