Council gets funding for Stamp End flood risk

Stamp End during the floods of 2007

Lincolnshire County Council has secured funding to help reduce the risk of flooding in Lincoln’s Stamp End due to a successful bid on The Environment Agency (EA) Flood Defence Grant In Aid Scheme.

The funding for Stamp End improvements is one of eight schemes to reduce flooding in areas of Lincolnshire, totalling £500,000 provided in bid money.

Lincolnshire County Council, the City of Lincoln Council, Internal Drainage Boards, Anglian Water and the EA will be working closely to tackle the flooding risk in the east of the city.

Measures to address the issue include improving or replacing existing underground drainage pipes and outfalls.

Around 50% of the money needed to improve Stamp End will be provided thanks to the scheme.

Executive Member for Economic Development, Councillor Eddy Poll, said: “We’re delighted to have received this additional funding from the Environment Agency for flood defence schemes in the county.

“By working in partnership together, we’ve been able to achieve more for Lincolnshire residents to help reduce the risk of flooding in their homes.”

Stamp End is expected to be improved between 2012-2013, after other schemes in the county with a higher risk of flooding have been completed.

To see other areas in Lincolnshire receiving money from EA, and when they will be completed, visit the County Council’s website.

Photo: Mike Peverill | Source: Lincolnshire County Council