The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007
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21st October '07
The Sluice at Brookend
The remaining part of the sluice wall has been removed along with the remaining sluice gate guide pillar. The Rudhall Brook has been diverted using sand bags whilst
the work is ongoing.
The end of the old brick culvert carrying the Chatterley Brook1 can be clearly seen.
Homs Road area
The trees in the area around the end of the Homs Road car park have been cleared. The top of the liner of the newly sunk shaft can be clearly seen.
4th October '07
The Homs Road Culvert
The Homs Road car park has had a large shaft sunk into it where the new culvert will either be accessed or will rise up.
A close up of the shaft
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This crane appeared in the carpark recently and will be used during the construction.
To the east of the A40 bypass, a bund is being built. Here the water will be dammed up to help prevent the bottom of town from flooding. The water will then be released at a controlled rate so that the water courses can cope with the addition.
2nd October '07
The area around the sluice has been cleared of bushes and trees. This is the area pretty much before the works start. The end of the original culvert from Kings Acre
that goes towards Homs Road can be clearly seen.
The single remaining sluice guide can be seen beside the remains of the mill pond wall.
1 The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove.
It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook.
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