Temporary barriers for the Hinksey Park area

22 September 2009

The Environment Agency demonstrated their new demountable (temporary) flood barriers for the Lake Street / Vicarage Road area this afternoon. The well-attended event showed the barriers being put into place – over 300m in about 1.5 hours. These barriers are to protect houses in Lake Street and surrounding roads which have flooded in recent years.

Hinksey Park barriers

3 September 2009

On Tuesday 22 September, the Environment Agency will be demonstrating to the public the use of its new demountable flood barriers for Hinksey Park. From 1pm to 3pm, teams will be showing residents how the barriers are erected and dismantled and the speed with which they can be deployed. Experts will be on hand to answer questions.
The barriers are of the same design as those demonstrated to the public at Osney Island in July 2008.
The demountable barriers for Hinksey Park were purchased by the Environment Agency as part of its £1.8m Short Term Measures programme for Oxford. They will help reduce flood risk in Vicarage Lane and Lake Street from the Hinksey Lakes.