Flood prone road in Ashurst to be fixed

Ashurst Parish Council received funds from Operation Watershed to fix flooding in Chursh Lane.JPG SUS-150906-121339001
Ashurst Parish Council received funds from Operation Watershed to fix flooding in Chursh Lane.JPG SUS-150906-121339001

An Ashurst road that is prone to flooding will finally be repaired after the parish council received funds from the Operation Watershed scheme.

Ashurst Parish Council has been working hard with residents and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to resolve flooding in Church Lane, which has been an ongoing problem for several years.

Now with a budget of £12,957 from WSCC’s Operation Watershed scheme, the parish can finally attempt to fix the flooding issues.

Parish clerk Hazel Roxby, said: “The flooding, which is continuous for about nine months each year has been a huge problem to residents, pedestrians and motorists especially during icy weather.

“The councillors would like to thank the chairman at the time of the bid, Alan Griffiths, and the residents who worked so hard with the council to highlight the problem.

“Also, thanks must go to county councillor David Barling and the officers at WSCC for their help.”

Parish chairman Chas Hammond said: “It is great to get the funding and to finally sort out this problem that has been worrying residents for some years.”

The parish received a cheque from the county council this month to tackle the issue.

Mrs Roxby added: “The Council has been very lucky to have had a successful application.”

The previous parish chairman Mr Griffiths stood down from the council last month after serving for 15 years, ten of which as chairman.

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