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Repairs to damaged flood defences update from the Environment Agency

Update about the necessary repairs required to the flood wall between St Ann's Lane and White Horse Lane in Boston following the tidal surge on 5 December 2013.

How damaged are the defences?

The northern part of the wall, near White Horse Lane, needs a 26 metre section rebuilding.

What are we doing?

We will start work the week commencing 10 February to demolish the damaged 26 metre section of the old flood wall and start rebuilding it.
In order to do this we need to remove the temporary flood defences along the north section of the wall.
This work is planned to be completed before the next set of high tides at the beginning of March. However, if needed, the temporary flood defences will be replaced to protect people and property from flooding.
Repairs to the remainder of the damaged wall are still being finalised but will happen as soon as possible.

Other repairs to flood defences in Boston

We continue to work hard in Boston to repair the defences damaged during the tidal surge. We have been carrying out an immediate repair programme, repairing defences where they are most needed.
Permanent repairs to a 10 metre stretch of damaged flood wall at Bath Gardens were completed before Christmas. We have just finished repaired a 20 metre slip in the bank behind Jakeman's Yard (previously the sweet factory). We used over 600 tonnes of stone on the bank to strengthen this area. We're also planning to start work in early March to repair the flood wall on London Road.
We hope to complete the majority of permanent repairs to flood defences before 31 March 2014, but please be assured that any temporary repairs have been designed to reduce the risk of flooding from high tides until permanent repairs can be finished.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about the work to repair defences then please email dominic.burton@environment-agency.gov.uk or call Dominic Burton on 07747 640 663.

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