Flood wall repairs to protect homes
The Environment Agency has started a two-month scheme to repair flood defences in a Lincolnshire town.
It has launched the project to protect homes in Grantham from the risk of flooding from the River Witham.
The works, which are expected to take up to eight weeks to complete, are being carried out at Witham Place.
"It is necessary to repair damage to the wall which has been caused over the years by tree roots and make sure the risk of flooding to nearby homes continues to be reduced," said Environment Agency asset performance team leader Adrian Clack.
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"Our works are taking place close to people's homes and we will keep disruption to a minimum.
"But hopefully they will understand that it is vital that we carry them out."
The flood repair scheme involves the removal and replacement of the bricks which cap the wall along its entire length.
Damaged bricks will also be replaced by contractors, who will work from 8am until 6pm until the work is completed.
Two Swedish Whitebeam trees will have to be felled and replaced with native species.
The footpath will then be raised in two places to increase the cover over the tree roots - and reduce the risk of further future damage to the wall.
And the path is being diverted through the Witham Place sheltered housing complex while the works are being carried out.