Will measures stop village flooding?
VILLAGERS could be offered water-resistant doors as part of a package of improvements to tackle flooding.
Homes in Endon’s ‘old village’ have been identified as being at risk when water levels rise on its picturesque brook during bad weather.
Now discussions are taking place with landowners over installing flood management measures, including leaky dams, wetlands, and ‘woody debris,’ to solve the long-standing problems on Brook Lane.
The issues, which also affect parts of Leek Road, have led community leaders to form the Endon Flood Action Group. The group has been working with Staffordshire County Council and Severn Trent Water on solutions.
Action group member Henry Jebb, an Endon with Stanley parish councillor, said: “There has been flooding in the old village of Endon for a number of years and, most recently, in 2012 when a major flood affected several properties.
“As a result of that, the county council has been working on a scheme to reduce the potential for flooding damaging properties.
“This will involve some property protection work and natural flood