Laura Sharman 03 February 2020

Repairs begin on Brislington flood defence scheme

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A £2m scheme to protect more than 100 properties in Bristol from flooding has begun.

Repairs and improvements will be made to the Brislington flood defence scheme, which was built by Bristol City Council 40 years ago.

As well as repairing channel walls, a new maintenance platform and track will also be created.

Cllr Asher Craig, deputy mayor for communities at Bristol City Council, said: ‘The work being carried out by the Environment Agency at Brislington Brook is important to protect people’s homes from future flooding and has been carefully planned to minimise the loss of trees whilst allowing clear access to the flood defence site.’

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