Culverts for South Hinksey

30 July 2009

Members of South Hinksey Parish Council and Peter Rawcliffe of OFA met on site in the village with Peter Dela, Chief Engineer for the Vale of White Horse District Council. Under discussion was the provision of culverts under a raised causeway which leads to the electricity substation on the edge of the village. The causeway dams back water, causing pooling right beside the village early in flood events. Now that Redbridge is being opened up there is a real prospect of getting water away early, so provision of these culverts is important. Hopefully permissions from the landowner and farmer and EA approval will be forthcoming. There seems every prospect that funding will be available from the District Council.