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Flooding relief for homes in Chesterfield

More than 60 homes in Chesterfield are set to receive work to prevent flooding in a scheme supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Work is currently being carried out by specialist contractor Watertight on homes in Alma Street West and Hipper Street West.

This will see the properties fitted with flood doors, drainage pumps and non-return valves as well as other works to seal against flood water entering the property.

The work is funded by the Environment Agency with the council contributing a further £45,000 towards the cost of the work.

Residents living in these streets are invited to a flood fair hosted by the council at the Lifehouse Church on Chatsworth Road on Thursday 14 April from 9am to 8pm.

Councillor Chis Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “We have brought together different agencies with responsibility for preventing flooding for home owners and tenants to come along and find out more about the works to their homes.

“It is also an opportunity to have their questions answered and sign and return their legal agreements.”

First published on 11 April 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017