Work to improve flood defences in Wallington begins on Monday thanks to £70,000 in funding from Fareham Borough Council and The Environment Agency.
After last year's wet weather, the Council consulted with The East Solent Coastal Partnership. They identified suitable repairs to the banks of the River Wallington, opposite the White Horse Public House, which could help prevent further incidents of flooding.
Throughout the duration of the flood defence work, from Monday 20 October and lasting until Friday 28 November 2014, part of the footpath and a section of Broadcut public car park will be closed.
The works will be carried out by Balfour Beatty and the public are asked to take extra care when using the footbridge across the river as equipment will be operating in the area.
Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, has said "We recognise the importance of these works, to preserve the landscape and reduce disruption to local people caused by the river breaking its banks."
For further information contact:
Jacey Jarman, PR & Marketing Officer, 01329 824518
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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