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£1m to reduce flooding in Crowle

Maureen Ashley, of Lindum Grove, Crowle has sandbagged her outside and porch door due to the heavy rain and flooding in her area. Picture: Andrew Roe

Maureen Ashley, of Lindum Grove, Crowle has sandbagged her outside and porch door due to the heavy rain and flooding in her area. Picture: Andrew Roe

More than £1 million is expected to be spent on improving pumping stations as part of wide-ranging plans to prevent repeated flooding in Crowle.

The work is set to include annual clearing of watercourses and improvements to Warping Drain, Pauper’s Drain and the Pauper’s pumping station in Marsh Road.

This is part of a partnership scheme between North Lincolnshire Council, Severn Trent Water, and the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Level Management Board (WLMB).

Crowle was hit by flooding in July and November last year when tankers had to pump water out of Lindum Grove, Godnow Road and Axholme Avenue.

Councillor Ron Allcock, a member of the WLMB, said: “We are planning to spend more than £1 million on the project and are hopeful funding from central Government will cover 45 per cent of it.

“It will be undertaken over a three year period.

“We are just waiting for the approval of the grant. This will go along way to solving the flooding problems.”

Meanwhile, Severn Trent has undertook a survey to examine the area’s underground drainage system in a bid to stop repeated flooding in Crowle. The results are due to be published in mid-April.

Councillor Trevor Barker said: “We are hoping in two to three weeks time to be having a meeting with Severn Trent and the other bodies involved, to hear what should be done to prevent further flooding.

“We were expecting to have a report from Severn Trent before now telling us everything but it will be a little while yet as they have amassed such a lot of data.”

A spokeman for Severn Trent confirmed that the report was nearing completion.

 

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