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Flood scheme for Llanfair Talhaiarn

A culvert

Work starts in early August on a scheme that will help protect 33 properties from flooding in a Conwy village.

Nineteen properties in Llanfair Talhaiarn were flooded in 2012 when the Nant Barrog, swollen by extreme rainfall, overwhelmed the Water Street culvert.

People in Llanfair Talhaiarn have been invited to a public drop-in session to hear more about Natural Resources Wales’ flood scheme for the village and how the work will be done.

The drop-in session will be held in the Memorial Hall, Llanfair TH on Thursday 26 July 2018 (5pm - 7pm).

The scheme will improve the capacity of the culvert, by replacing a 40-metre section of culvert at the top of Water Street with a new pipe.

Another small section of culvert will be replaced at its downstream end and flood walls will be improved.

To do this work, Water Street in the village will have to be closed for three-months.

NRW apologises for the inconvenience that will be caused during construction and is working closely with the community to try to alleviate this.

A new weed screen will be installed in the village next year.

And there are plans for the scheme to be supported by work upstream to manage the flow of water through the village.

NRW has also been working with Coed Cymru to look at how natural solutions including planting hedges and creating natural barriers could slow the flow of the water upstream, building in climate change resilience.

Keith Ivens, Flood Risk Manager for Natural resources Wales said: “Since the flooding in 2012, we’ve already undertaken some work to improve the village’s resilience to flood risk.

“But now work starts on the main scheme. We apologise in advance for the inevitable inconvenience that will be caused to people in the village during the construction period and will work hard to try to minimise this.

“While we can’t prevent all flooding from happening, our scheme for Llanfair TH, which is a combination of engineering supported by some natural solutions, will give the village a one in 100 years level of protection from flooding and long-term peace of mind for the community.”

You can keep up-to-date with NRW’s progress work towards building the scheme on the website naturalresources.wales/LlanfairTH

For more information about flood plans, or flood warnings, please visit naturalresources.wales/flooding Or contact Floodline: - 0345 988 1188

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