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Flooding Information

posted 3 Jan 2016, 09:50 by Robert Cowley   [ updated 5 Jan 2016, 09:25 ]

LATEST:  On 5th January Thames Water are installing a temporary pump at their new over-pumping connection point in Station Road (in front of The Limes) to pump excess wastewater from nearby ‘gravity’ sewers into the old ‘rising-main’ sewer that still connects to the Shorncote sewerage works.  The letter from Thames Water to local residents (with contact number) may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Due to the recent heavy rainfall, the ground is saturated and water levels in the River Churn are currently running high and are likely to remain so.  The risk of flooding comes both from the River Churn and groundwater infiltration of the sewer system.

The new culvert pipes recently installed by Gloucestershire County Council on the bridleway at Robert Franklin Way appear to be working well and should reduce the risk of flooding in Boxbush and Robert Franklin Way.

In School Lane there is an Environment Agency monitoring station and up-to-date levels of the River Churn may be checked online by clicking on either of the links below:

Residents should note  however, that neither Cotswold District Council nor the Parish Council keeps a stock of sandbags so should any residents feel they need any they should purchase them themselves.

Cotswold District Council’s emergency flooding number is 01625 854581.

Robert Cowley,
5 Jan 2016, 09:24