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£100,000 drains repair scheme aims to put a stop to flooding on town roads
10:00pm Saturday 5th January 2013 in News
WORK begins on Monday on a major project to repair Tenbury’s troubled drains.
The £100,000 scheme should put an end to road flooding and bad smells.
Engineers from Worcestershire County Council have pledged the work in Teme and Market Streets will be done with minimum disruption.
“The work is being spread over three months,” said Ken Pollock, Tenbury’s member on Worcestershire County Council. “The contractors will do short stretches at a time from drain to drain.”
It will involve making sure the drains are clear and there is a good connection for rain water to feed into the sewer.
This should prevent some of the flooding of roads and will also put an end to a bad smell problem in the town centre.
The drain improvement scheme will be the first of a number of major construction projects in Tenbury. Bosses meet to set the timetable for the building of the new Tesco supermarket on the former auction yard site and work is also due on improving pavements.
“The timing of the public realm work will fit in with the Tesco building programme and we hope to have more information about this before the end of January,” said Coun Pollock.
There is good news on the funding front, with Coun Pollock making a commitment to ensure Tenbury gets its share of £3.2 million allocated by Government to Worcestershire County Council.