Archive for Tag: flood

  • Flood attenuation ponds construction

    The excavation of the flood attenuation ponds at The Shylte (Stretton Road) and The Sytche are progressing well after the Christmas break. Before Christmas there were some issues with mud on the road and, as a result of my intervention, the road was reswept on 23rd December. The contractor has installed further wheel washes at…

  • Much Wenlock: The Shylte Brook

    After the severe flash flooding in the Cornish town of Boscastle in 2004, the Environment Agency was tasked with looking at other catchments around the country that would behave in a similar manner should conditions prevail.  A number of other catchments have been identified and the Shylte Brook, running through Much Wenlock, is one of them. Further…

  • Flood emergency response exercise

    I took considerable comfort recently when I witnessed a small part of the multi-agency surface water flood response exercise for Shropshire. Police, fire & rescue, Environment Agency and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils were amongst those testing their response to events such as those in 2000 and 2007 which caused such damage to property in…

  • Flood management in Much Wenlock

      Much Wenlock’s surface water flooding problems have been addressed in Shropshire Council’s “Integrated Urban Drainage Management Plan”. This specifies two flood attenuation ponds, to hold floodwater back at The Sytche and Stretton Road. They have planning consent and negotiations are proceeding well to secure the land. Funding has been secured and work is expected…

  • Flood management – riparian ownership

    The responsibility for the maintenance of a stream, brook ditch or culvert rests with the owner of the land through which it passes.  Where an ordinary watercourse forms the boundary of two properties, the maintenance responsibility is usually shared. Queries regarding ordinary watercourses and their maintenance should be directed to Shropshire Council on 0345 678…

  • Flooding risk

    The current flooding problems across the country remind us that at times Much Wenlock and its surrounding settlements are subject to flooding. Shropshire Council is offering free property flood surveys.  The surveys will be carried out by an approved independent surveyor.  An assessment will be made of the likely routes of ingress for flood water…

  • Much Wenlock & Shipton Local Joint Committee

    The LJC will meet at Priory Hall at 7:00pm on Wednesday 29th January. There will be presentations about flood management and first responders, as well as by past recipients telling how they’ve spent their grant money. There are also a number of grant applications for local causes. All are very welcome to attend.