Will mea­sures stop vil­lage flood­ing?

Leek Post & Times - - BUSINESS WEEKLY - By Dave Knap­per news­[email protected]­p­o­stand­times.co.uk

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

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