Property protection

12.05.2009

Residents in North Tyneside are being invited to find out how their homes and businesses will be protected from flooding.

Northumbrian Water is to begin work in June in the Fairfield Green and St Ronans Road areas of Monkseaton to upgrade 560 metres of sewer pipe and build a 742,000 litre storage tank in land east of Marmion Terrace.

A drop-in customer information session is being held on Thursday, May 14 2009 at St Johns Methodist Church, Ilfracombe Gardens, Whitley Bay, NE26 3ND between 2.00pm and 7.00pm where representatives from the water company will be on hand to give further detailed information and advice.

Nineteen properties in Fairfield Green, Eastward Green, St Ronans Road, Kensington Close, Marmion Terrace and Waverley Avenue will be further protected from flooding as a result of the five-month scheme.

Ian Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said:  “This work is part of a £2.5 million scheme which will reduce the likelihood of flooding to a total of 40 properties in the Brierdene, Monkseaton, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay areas.  Work in Brierdene progressed very well and has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. 

“Customers usually find our drop-in sessions informative and helpful and it is a good opportunity for them to let us know about any special needs or concerns they may have.  Work of this nature will inevitably cause some disruption, but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum.”

While work is carried out in the Monkseaton area temporary traffic management will be in place.  A temporary road closure will gradually move along Fairfield Green, Holm Green and Fairfield Drive and temporary traffic lights will be used in St Ronans Road and Marmion Terrace.  Construction traffic will access work sites and the water company’s site compound which is to be located in the field west of Fairfield Drive.

For further information ring the Northumbrian Water customer centre on 0845 717 1100 or log onto www.nwl.co.uk

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