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Cash to bolster villages flood defences

 
Created on 19/09/2017 @ 19:17
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Funding worth nearly £120,000 has been awarded to Powys County Council to develop small-scale flood alleviation schemes in the county. 

The council has been successful in securing the funding for 10 schemes from the Welsh Government’s Environment and Rural Affairs Department under a £1m capital initiative to improve flood prevention schemes over a four-year period. 

And the villages of Forden, Castle Caereinion and Sarnau will all get a share of the work.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick said: “The council’s land drainage team has been successful in securing £104,000 additional funding from Welsh Government to progress a number of small-scale projects this financial year with a further £15,000 being contributed by the county council.

The three local projects, which include Springfields in Forden and Watery Lane, Castle Caereinion will begin their work soon.

Further details regarding these projects can be obtained by contacting the Land Drainage Team through land.drainage@powys.gov.uk

 

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