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Ravensbank Drive flood alleviation works

Work starts today on the flood alleviation works on the land south of Ravensbank Drive. The area is at risk according to the Environment Agency’s surface water flood model and the work is to protect various properties and infrastructure downstream the surrounding land is due to be used a flood storage area. The balancing area will store water back and create a wetland environment. This application is to divert the existing watercourse away from the properties at Fairford Close by…

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Council waste charges ‘lead to increase in fly-tipping’

New figures suggest that Council charging to collect bulky household waste items are responsible for an increase in fly-tipping. The majority of local Councils now choose to charge households to pick up garden waste and any unwanted items that are too big to fit in a wheelie bin. Across the Country the number of fly-tipping incidents reported by councils have risen for three years in a row, Government figures show. Fly-tipping statistics for England, 2016/17 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652958/Flytipping_201617_statistical_release_FINAL.pdf Nottingham City Council, one…

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Church Hill Pond improvements

The Pond is located at the top of Northleech Close. It has been here since the land was a deer park and before the housing estates were built, the marlpool was modified to take run-off water from the surrounding land. It has become overgrown and rather untidy.It has also flooded on occasions in heavy rain. During October and November the Landscape and Drainage teams performed some vegetation clearance around the pond which they’ve nearly completed, then they will consider if…

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