Flood scheme for Wideopen


Work will soon be underway to reduce the risk of flooding in a North Tyneside village.

Northumbrian Water is to invest £180,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Wideopen.

The ten-week improvement scheme will begin on Monday, June 18 2012 and reduce the risk of internal flooding to two properties on West View.

Work will involve installing 165 metres of new sewer pipe within the waggonway east of West View and through private land to the rear of West View.

Ian Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate how distressing flooding is, and reducing this risk is one of Northumbrian Water’s top priorities.

“This scheme will provide some reassurance for the residents of West View, so we hope customers will bear with us while this work is being carried out.”

It will be necessary to close the waggonway east of West View to pedestrians and cyclists for a period of time as work proceeds.

During the course of the essential work construction traffic will need access to the area where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located in the skip yard at West View.

Everything will be done, through careful planning with North Tyneside Council, to keep any disruption to a minimum. Customers who require further advice or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

It is unlikely that anyone from the water company will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Wideopen. Customers are advised to remain vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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