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Thousands will go to parishes to help improve flooding areas

Parishes in Chichester are set to receive funds to help improve on flooding areas.


West Sussex County Council is to hand out almost £175,000 to 11 projects as part of its Operation Watershed anti-flooding scheme.


The applications from projects all over the county have been approved by Roger Elkins, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure.


Operation Watershed was launched after the county was swamped by floods in 2012/13. Since then, it has funded more than 360 projects to the tune of over £3million.


Several parishes in Chichester will receive funds, including £8,388 for Tangmere Parish Council to replace a rubble-filled soakaway at the junction of Cheshire Crescent and Mannock Road.


Until April, 2018, funding for Operation Watershed came from the revenue budget. Because of the scale and nature of some of the projects, it is now part of the capital programme.


Birdham Parish Council will receive £28,705 for construction of new culvert and pipe along the ditchline between Six Pennies Cottage and Robins Nest.


East Ashling Association/Funtington Parish Council will get £13,443 to install highway soakaway and gullies in Sandy Lane.


Chidham and Hambrook Parish Council will receive £3,488 for a highway drainage scheme in Cot Lane, Chidham.

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