Work on the Northleach Culvert

Dear All,

Several projects that have taken place in the last year around Northleach in regards flood mitigation work. The Town Council on behalf of residents has partly financed this in conjunction with CDC and the Environment Agency.

The next stage is a major repair to the culvert at West End. On 21st August work will begin on relaying 120 metres from Bettenson Rise to Craddock House opposite the Wheatsheaf. The work is expected to take 3 weeks. Temporary traffic lights will control traffic and there will be no parking on either side of the road during this period. Any cars remaining will be removed.  The work is being carried out by Complete Utilities Ltd. Please be aware of increased traffic on Midwinter Road, Fortey Road and Farmington Rise as a result of this work.

Comment from Cllr Chris Hancock “The existing culvert is beyond repair, so there will be a new 450mm diameter pipe to take the flow, part of which will be surface water from the A429 and the old A40.  The idea is that this should provide better flow through the town whilst leaving the culvert in the area of the Prison as it is, which will thus retain its more restricted flow, providing some degree of attenuation for water from the Hampnett Brook”

Cat Crompton
Northleach with Eastington Town Council