On 11 and 12 July 2012, the Environment Agency will be holding 'drop-in' sessions for local residents to ask any questions relating to the flood relief work at Daniels Brook in Gloucestershire.
The sessions will be held in a portable unit on the Chatsworth Avenue bridge, and will run from 2.00pm to 8.00pm.
During winter 2011/2012, the Environment Agency carried out work to improve the efficiency of the flood relief channel at Daniels Brook. This included clearing the channel of trees and vegetation, enlarging some channel sections and the raising of low sections of ground between the Daniels Brook and the flood relief channel.
This autumn, we will be carrying out planting work to replace the trees that had to be removed, as well as the lost screening where possible. At the drop in session there will be the chance to see the planting proposals and ask any questions relating to the wider scheme.
The Environment Agency has also been working closely with Gloucester City Council on the scheme. Gloucester City Council has some developer contributions available to spend on environmental improvements to the river corridor. At the drop-in session, there will be Gloucester City staff available between 4pm and 7pm to discuss potential ideas and collect further thoughts as to how this funding can be utilised.
Environment Agency Project Manager Charles Chandler commented: "With the construction work on the scheme now complete, we will soon be undertaking planting work. We welcome members of the local community coming along to the drop-in sessions to take a look at our plans, and also contribute their thoughts and ideas around the funding available for environmental improvements. We hope that the improvement works will eventually represent a real enhancement to the local environment."
Further details on the Daniels Brook flood scheme can be found at:
You can contact the Project Manager, Charles Chandler, on 01743 283410, or by email at email@example.com if you have any feedback, questions or concerns.