Residents in South Shields invited to public meeting

14.06.2017

Residents in South Shields are being invited to come and have their say on proposals for potential flood risk reduction work in the area.

On Wednesday, June 14, Northumbrian water is holding a residents meeting at Cleadon Park Library between 3pm and 7:30pm.

Working with South Tyneside Council and the local community, Northumbrian Water has identified an opportunity to reduce the risk of flooding in the Harton, Cleadon Park and The Nook areas of the town.

Wednesday’s meeting will be an opportunity to share the potential plans with residents and for people to speak to the project team about the possible work.

Project manager Paul Davison said: “Local knowledge is important to help us fully understand the flood risks affecting the community. We encourage people to come along and share knowledge and would welcome their views about our proposals and tell us how we can minimise any disruption to residents and the local community.

“We are working closely with the council and are currently developing proposals that could involve the construction of a new sewer pipe along Prince Edward Road, from the junction of Centenary Avenue to King George Road, the construction of a large storage tank in the Temple Park area and upsizing of existing sewers in localised areas.

“We are also looking at opportunities to separate surface water from the public sewer by using rainwater gardens, grassed detention basins and channels, which can enhance existing green spaces for the community and provide valuable habitat for wildlife.

“Over the coming months, working on our behalf, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) will be carrying out investigation work to better understand the cause of flooding in the area and we will be working closely with local people and the council to develop the preferred solutions.”

Anyone who can’t attend the meeting on Wednesday can telephone our customer contact centre on 0345 717 1100 or tweet us @nwater_care to speak to a member of our Project Team and pass on any feedback.

You can also find out more information about the project and keep up-to-date with developments by visiting www.nwlcommunityportal.co.uk and following the link to the Harton and The Nook page.

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