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Flood protection for Frankley

Frankley has been given extra protection against flooding following a successful bid for funding by Birmingham City Council.

Cllr Ian Bruckshaw standing next to one of the flood barriers

The work to improve the Frankley flood defences is now nearly complete and includes flood barriers around the worst flooded properties.  The work has been funded by DEFRA after Birmingham City Council bid for a portion of money for improvements to the nation’s flood protection.  Community groups, the Environment Agency and City Council officers have worked closely to develop the scheme.

Since the flooding in 2008 the Frankley Neighbourhood Forum and Parish Council have developed a Flood Action Plan in Partnership with Birmingham City Council so that they can be more prepared if flooding occurs. They have also bought equipment so that they can distribute sandbags to homes in danger of flooding. 

Local Parish Councillor Ian Bruckshaw said “the flood barriers will really help to give residents some peace of mind, the flooding in 2008 was a frightening experience followed by months of disruption for the people that were flooded”.

“The scheme will reduce the impact of flooding to over twenty homes in the future.”

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