Flood alleviation study at heart of exhibition in Chipping Sodbury

February 28 2017

METHODS of reducing the risk of flooding in Yate and Chipping Sodbury are being investigated within the Environment Agency.

METHODS of reducing the risk of flooding in Yate and Chipping Sodbury are being investigated within the Environment Agency.

A study by the agency is at an early stage but it has invited people to an exhibition to find out more about current risks and what options are available to tackle them.

The event takes place in the Charter Suite in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Broad Street, on Wednesday, March 1 from 2.30pm-7.30pm.

Anyone can call in, learn about flood protection, flood warnings and community flood plans from agency representatives and ask them questions.

The area involved in the study goes from St John’s Way, through the centre of Chipping Sodbury, on to The Elms, the Ridge, then past the Riverside complex at Yate Shopping Centre.

It continues along Greenways Road and Cranleigh Court through to Stover Road.

Residents in those areas are expected to be particularly interested in the study, whether or not they are at risk of flooding and concerned about potential alleviation work along the river.

The agency also wants to hear from people with local knowledge about flooding problems in the past.