Flooding prevention investigations

March 11, 2011 3:52 PM

The Council is undertaking some investigations to assist residents with their ongoing concerns about flooding to their property along Devil's Burn, adjacent to Montagu Avenue, Moor Court, Westfield and Moor Crescent, following intervention from local councillors. Various investigations have been taking place and residents are being advised about options for managing the Burn, as it runs through their gardens, with an offer of assistance from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Other agencies, including the Coal Authority, are being engaged so more detailed understanding of the history of the landscape and watercourses of the area can be gained.