Scheme should ease flood problems
FLOODING problems which have caused chaos in the centre of Woodbridge could be solved by a �1.5million scheme unveiled by Anglian Water.The company is preparing to undertake a six-month project to stop flooding in the Quayside area.
FLOODING problems which have caused chaos in the centre of Woodbridge could be solved by a �1.5million scheme unveiled by Anglian Water.
The company is preparing to undertake a six-month project to stop flooding in the Quayside area.
Anglian Water has already spent �2m on a recent seven-month project to install storm tanks in car parks behind the Budgen store and the public swimming pool.
Now it will dig up the Hamblin Road II car park, where the weekly open-air Thursday market is held, and install a storm tank capable of holding 600 cubic metres of rainwater.
The market will have to relocate from April 16 and take up a temporary position on the car park behind the Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road.
A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: ''The project is a flood alleviation scheme to enhance protection against flooding of houses in that area of Woodbridge.
- 1 ‘I thought I was going to die’ - Woman feels let down after spiking
- 2 Apology for Ipswich pub landlords after 'insensitive LGBT+ comments'
- 3 More than 200 homes in Ipswich without electricity after power cut
- 4 Further case of Omicron Covid variant detected in East Anglia
- 5 Matchday Recap: Town out of Trophy after shootout loss
- 6 'My life is hard enough' - Suffolk disabled dad struggles to repair home
- 7 New farm shop and cafe opens in Suffolk countryside
- 8 Weather warning issued as Suffolk could see snow fall tomorrow
- 9 Attempted theft as cyclist's bag unzipped by man
- 10 Jailed in November: The criminals locked up in Suffolk last month
''We will be sinking a large storm tank in that car park with work starting in late April and finishing around six months later.''