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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007

Current works

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21st October '07

The Sluice at Brookend
The site of the Sluice Gate (21-10-07)
The site of the Sluice Gate
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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.


The diverted brook (21-10-07)
The diverted brook
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The old culvert (21-10-07)
The end of the old culvert
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The diverted brook II (21-10-07)
The diverted brook II
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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.

The flood defence work in Homs Road car park(21-10-07)
The flood defence work in Homs Road car park(21-10-07)
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The crane and silt pump(21-10-07)
The crane and silt pump
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The works looking back from the Rowing Club (21-10-07)
The works looking back from the Rowing Club
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4th October '07

The Homs Road Culvert
The Homs Road shaft (4-10-07)
The shaft in the Homs Road car park
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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 (4-10-07)
A close up of the shaft
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This crane appeared in the carpark recently and will be used during the construction.

The Homs Road crane (4-10-07)
The crane in the Homs Road car park
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The Bund
The Bund (4-10-07)
The bund being built
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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.

The Bund being built (4-10-07)
Another view of the bund being built
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2nd October '07

Brookend Sluice

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.

The sluice wall(2-10-07)
The sluice wall area
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The Kings Acre to Homs Road culvert (2-10-07)
The Kings Acre to Homs Road culvert
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The sluice area (2-10-07)
The sluice area
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The sluice gate guide (2-10-07)
The sluice gate guide
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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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