Managing flood risk in Northwich

The Environment Agency will be in Northwich town centre on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2013 to give people information about proposed new flood defences on the Rivers Dane and Weaver.

A stand will be located in the pedestrian area of Leicester Street, close to Marks and Spencer, where staff from the Environment Agency will be available to answer questions and provide further information about the flood defences, which are currently being designed.

People will also be able to find out what the flood risk is on their street and learn more about the things they can do to protect their families, homes and businesses.

The Environment agency and Cheshire West and Chester Council have secured over £4million to build the flood defences that will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 700 local homes and businesses.

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Localities, said: “This is the start of the fix to the long standing flood risk problem in Northwich. We are delighted to be making progress on this really important scheme which supports the hundreds of jobs and lifestyle changes being created by the transformation of Northwich through the £100m-plus of regeneration projects like Baron Quay, Memorial Court, Hayhurst Quay and the Lion Salt Works.

“The two rivers are key elements of the plans for Northwich and we would encourage all residents and businesses to take this opportunity to discuss ideas for the design of flood defences protecting the town centre.”

Please come along to the stand on Friday or Saturday, June 28th and 29th 2013, which will be open between 9am and 5pm, or contact Claire Nicholls at the Environment Agency on 01925 542434 or email claire.nicholls@environment-agency.gov.uk