The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007
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8th December 2007
Homs Road and Rope Walk area
The problem with the Rope Walk area is that it regularly floods whenever the Wye bursts its banks. This meant that it was impossible to see if anything had changed during the past week.
The shaft at Fiveways now looks to be an access way to get to the old culvert which can be just seen in the photo below-right.
The stream has been dammed up on either side of the causeway and the water is pumped around from the upstream to the downstream side whilst work is in progress. A deep trench has been dug part of the way across the gateway (in the middle of the picture). Presumably this will form a new culvert under the road.
More soil has been added or stored up here.
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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