By Ian Dipple 20/04 Updated: 20/04 10:35
VILLAGERS living in Broom near Alcester can now live free from the fear of flooding after the completion of a series of new defence measures.
The Environment Agency officially unveiled the completed £700,000 flood alleviation scheme on Tuesday (April 17). Work started last summer on the project which comprises of a series of flood walls and embankments stretching for just over a third of a mile and will protect 42 properties in Broom against flooding from the nearby River Arrow.
It has reduced the chance of flooding to one per cent in any given year and a 20 per cent allowance has also been built in to allow for an increase in flood flows in future years due to climate change.
The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee has funded the work from the Local Levy while Warwickshire County Council has also contributed £72,000.
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