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Flood Risk Work Complete on the Mill Brook

1st July 2021 @ 6:06am – by TWiG
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TWiG is thrilled to announce that the work on 'Slowing the Flow' of the Mill Brook Phase 2a is now complete.

The combined measures which have been introduced to reduce flood risk in the centre of Tattenhall and most notably the properties in Old Mill Place, have been a huge success and the on-site teams, agencies and partners are to be congratulated.

David Brown, Senior Flood Risk Management Advisor with the Environment Agency, said: 'The commitment of multiple agencies to work together and explore nature based solutions alongside traditional flood defences, is a powerful component of our response to the Climate Emergency'.

Tattenhall Wildlife Group who will manage the new installations, intends to offer a socially-distanced guided walk in the coming weeks and when the re-seeding of the area is established.

This will seek to fully explain Phase 2a with the installation of the 3 earthwork bunds, appropriate drainage, seepage barriers and associate landscaping and which should reassure and better inform local residents.

Many residents will know that Phase 1 of 'Slowing the Flow of the Mill Brook' was completed in 2016 and without which the January 2020 flood event would have been more serious (as confirmed by David Brown, Environment Agency Senior Flood Risk Management Advisor).

Watch this space for updates and for drone footage which will be available shortly.

Particular thanks to our partners at Bolesworth Estate, The Environment Agency, ELM Associates, TWiG and Mersey Forest and, of course, with support from the local farmer network.

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