Work to combat flooding comes to Thornbury and Oldbury

October 01 2018
Work to combat flooding comes to Thornbury and Oldbury

South Gloucestershire Council says designers are now working on plans for drainage works which are due to take place in Thornbury in early 2019.

Oldbury Lane will have to be closed, more information will be given to residents nearer the time. 

Nine sites have been identified to receive a share of £3.4 million from the Challenge Fund, they are all places which have been affected by flooding. Work is currently underway at five of them; Abson Road in Wick, Bitton, Winterbourne, Swineford and Oldbury-on-Severn. The remaining four are Frenchay, Oldbury Lane in Thornbury, A420 Wick and Bagstone.

In Oldbury-on-Severn, survey work is now complete. Following a public meeting where people were asked for their views on what improvements could be made, a route is going to be used through a bridal track instead of the main road through the village. 

A new culvert will be installed, and a drainage ditch which has disappeared will be restored. New gulley’s will be put in Church Hill to take surface water to the new culvert. 

Work on Church Hill is due to start in January 2019 and the road will need to be closed near the Anchor Inn pub.  A diversion will be put in place but people will be able to access their homes. Later in the year Chapel Road and Camp Road will also have to close.